To promote "Car-Free Sundays" and other recreational bikeways (ciclovias) in Latin America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering 20 expenses-paid scholarships for a Dec. 11-13 workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, that will teach participants how to organize these events.
Ante la emergencia por dengue que sufre el país, el Representante de la OPS/OMS en Nicaragua, Dr. Jorge Luis Prosperi, hizo un llamado a todos los sectores del país a sumarse a las acciones que realiza el Gobierno, para controlar el vector del dengue que ha ocasionado 8 fallecidos y ha afectado a más de 1562 personas, en lo que va del año, la mayoría de ellos niños menores de 10 años.
The Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr.
Socorro Gross, gave a formal opening to the operation of two communities
of practice on the handling of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 cases
in clinical and family and community settings. Both communities of practice allow their members
to actively share and acquire optimal experiences, practices and
The 49th meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) closed Friday, October 2, after a week of discussions on the most important issues affecting Health in the hemisphere. Ministers of health and high-level delegates from all countries of the Americas passed resolutions on subjects such as Mental Health, Primary Health Care, Nutrition and Development, Safe Hospitals and many others.
More than 100 participants from the countries of the Americas held two days of meetings in Miami to examine the Region's response to Pandemic Influenza and look at future challenges. Among the topics covered were coordination and management, surveillance, International Health Regulations, the response of the health services, risk communication and vaccines.