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Policy Forum on Active Cities: Transforming Communities for Smart Growth and Health

Policy Forum on  Active Cities: Transforming Communities for Smart Growth and Health

On September, 21, 2012, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the World Bank, held policy forum entitled, a Active Cities: Transforming Communities for Smart Growth and Health. The event featured Dr. Richard Visser, Minister of Health of Aruba, Dr. Miguel Malo, Vice Minister of Health from Ecuador, Jorge Munoz Wells, Mayor of Miraflores in Lima, Peru, and other urban planning, development and health experts who shared best practices and discussed opportunities for multi-sectoral action to address physical inactivity, a leading risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2012 20:20
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“Almuerzo saludable” marca nuevo lanzamiento de Semana de Bienestar y cierre de la Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana (In Spanish)

“Almuerzo saludable” marca nuevo lanzamiento de Semana de Bienestar y cierre de la Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana (In Spanish)

Con un “almuerzo saludable” culminaron su labor las delegaciones de los países de las Américas que participaron esta semana en la 28ª Conferencia Sanitaria Internacional de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS). De esta manera, se unieron a la celebración de la Semana del Bienestar.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:38
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Ad-Hoc Working Group of the Steering Committee of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH)

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On August 28 – 29, the PANDRH Secretariat from Headquarters held the Ad-Hoc Working Group of the Steering Committee of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH) as a follow-up to the agreements of the Steering Committee of PANDRH Meeting held in November, 2011. During this meeting, it was agreed to create an Ad-Hoc Committee that would prepare the draft strategic development plan, which thereafter would be summited for consideration by the Seventh Conference for approval implementation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:02
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Effectiveness of Electronic Screening and Brief Interventions for Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption

 

Screening and brief interventions (SBI) for harmful use of alcohol are a cost-effective strategy to reduce the risk of alcohol harms and progress to alcohol dependence. They are effective both to the individual and at population level.  A seminar on this topic, organized by PAHO on August 13th, presented a state of the art review to date in the area of e-Screening and brief interventions-SBI and discussed how PAHO and Member States could benefit from the knowledge available. Marissa Esser, Alcohol Program from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ORISE Fellow, was the guest speaker for this webinar.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 August 2012 11:27

Chief of the Field Office for the United States-Mexico border visits Headquarters

 

For 70 years, the Office for the U.S.-Mexico Border has provided technical cooperation and support to local, state and federal health authorities in a binational response to health issues. Situated on the busiest and most traveled border in the world, the U.S.-Mexico Border Office is a binational geo-political system based on strong social, economic, cultural, and environmental connections governed by different policies, customs, and laws, said the chief of the field office for the United States-Mexico Border under the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Maria Teresa Cerqueira, presented the context and health situation in the border region, on August 7, at PAHO Headquarters.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:50
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