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Virtual meeting: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America: Incorporating the Human Rights Perspective in Public Health Investments

On August 22-23,2012, the government of El Salvador, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization invite you to participate in a virtual meeting and live tweet. View the agenda here: Agenda

There are two ways to participate. First, you can listen to the presentations via Elluminate here: Please note that this meeting will only be broadcast in Spanish. You can read a guide on how to use Elluminate here: 

Or, you can participate in the live tweet using Twitter and the hashtags #Right2Health and #SexHealth. Follow @PAHO/WHO and @worldbanklac to participate in the dialogue and ask the experts questions.


Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 13:29

PAHO and PRADICAN will work together to implement "Strong Families"

On May 9, 2012, Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO, signed an agreement with the European Union to implement the "Strengthening Families with Adolescents 10-14 years old: Love and Limits" with PRADICAN. Mr. Adolfo Miguel Lopez Butillo, Coordinator of Political Topics at the Andean Community (CAN), came to represent PRADICAN. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:19

Commission on Population and Development - Panel on Adolescents and NCDs

Today, non communicable diseases (NCDs), specifically diabetes, heart disease/hypertension, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and account for 75% of all deaths in the region of the Americas. The risk factors for these NCDs are associated with behaviors that are established during adolescence, including 1) harmful use of alcohol, 2) tobacco use, 3) sedentary lifestyle, and 4) an unhealthy diet. Simply put, during adolescence and young adulthood, individuals are making choices that will affect their future lifestyle—as well as their future health status, health care costs, and longevity. These choices are profoundly shaped by the social and physical environment, and the way we live, learn, play and work.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 09:11

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