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Regional Consultation on Cultural Diversity and Planning for 2014-2015

The Office of Gender and Cultural Diversity (GD) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a Regional Consultation on Cultural Diversity from the 30th of October to the 1st of November in Washington, D.C. The Consultation was carried out with the aim of reflecting upon and discussing the current situation of cultural diversity in the Region, the efforts made by PAHO to date and the next steps, taking into account the priorities of the Region, the MDGs and the Strategic Plan of 2014 – 2019.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:50
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PAHO launches first edition of Virtual Course on Gender and Health for the English-speaking Caribbean

September 20, 2013 – Today the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launches the first edition of its Virtual Course on Gender and Health for the English-speaking Caribbean. The purpose of the course, which was developed in response to PAHO/WHO’s Gender and Health Policy, is to strengthen participants’ abilities to integrate the gender perspective within a diversity and Human Rights framework in their daily tasks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:13
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Virtual Course on Gender and Health in a framework of human rights and diversity - “Promoting Gender Equality in the Caribbean”


Trinidad and Tobago, 15th August, 2013.
 A four day training/orientation meeting for tutors in preparation for a September introduction of the 1st virtual course on gender and health, for the Caribbean, concludes today. PAHO’s Gender and Cultural Diversity Unit (GD) with the support of the PWR/TRT and PWR/CPC is contributing to the paucity of data and information to thoroughly assess the specific gender and health needs and situation of girls and boys, and women and men. It is of great concern to all that boys and men experience high morbidity and mortality, especially between 20 and 39 years, whilst domestic violence and femicide continue to foster morbidity, disability and premature mortality.

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:10
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Manual Clínico AIEPI Neonatal capacita y orienta a los profesionales de la salud

Se presentó la publicación “Manual Clínico, Cuadros de procedimientos de atención integrada a las enfermedades prevalentes de la infancia (AIEPI) neonatal”, en el contexto materno-recién nacido-salud infantil. Este manual será de utilidad para la capacitación y consulta de profesionales de la salud a nivel público y privado. Con esta publicación se busca la promoción de la salud, la prevención de la enfermedad, la estrategia de vacunación y los cuidados clínicos de las enfermedades comunes de los niños.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:13
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Dr. Chessa Lutter participates in panel at "Building a Healthier Future Summit"

Dr. Chessa Lutter, PAHO´s regional advisor for Food and Nutrition, participated in a panel titled "The Global Problem of Childhood Obesity: Working Across Borders to Improve Our Health" at the "Building a Healthier Future Summit" conference on child obesity. Dr. Lutter´s presentation was on Efforts of the Pan American Health Organization to Reduce Child Obesity in Latin American and the Caribbean. The panel was chaired by Dr. Neils Daulaire, Under Secretary for Global Affaires at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Other speakers included The Honorable Dr. Richard Visser, Minister of Health and Sport, Aruba; Dr. Kim Elmslie, Director-General, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada; and Dr. Christina Holub, Research Associate, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University. The Summit was closed by the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.   

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:14
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