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Hemispheric Consultation on Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction

Since 2013, PAHO/WHO has been implementing an initiative on indigenous populations and disaster risk reduction. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the disaster risks and needs faced by indigenous populations, as well as their accumulated experience in building resilience to disasters, towards collaboratively developing culturally sensitive tools to reduce disaster risk and better protect health during and after disasters. It also provides an opportunity to understand how traditional risk reduction practices may be incorporated into local community and national planning beyond indigenous institutions or projects.

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V Reunión de la Comisión Técnica de Género y Salud (COMISCA): Mecanismos institucionales para lograr la igualdad de género y prevenir el embarazo adolescente

Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 12-14 junio 2014 - En el marco del trabajo subregional en Centroamérica y República Dominicana, la OPS apoyó la V reunión de la Comisión Técnica de Género y Salud (CTGS) durante la Presidencia Pro Tempore de República Dominicana en junio 2014. La reunión fue un producto de la colaboración inter programática entre las áreas de género, salud materna perinatal, CLAP y salud adolescente de la OPS/OMS e interagencial entre la OPS/OMS, el UNFPA, el Banco Mundial y UNICEF. Foto: Comisión Técnica de Género y Salud de COMISCA – delegadas de COR, DOR, ELS, HON, GUT, PAN; Mesa de Honor – Vice Presidenta de la Republica Dominicana (centro), Ministro de Salud a su izquierda, Ministra de la Mujer a su derecha.

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