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The Health of Indigenous Peoples: integrated health systems

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The high-level plenary meeting of the 69th session of the General Assembly, known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, will take place on 22 and 23 September in New York. PAHO has had an active role in the preparation of the Conference, which serves as proof of the Organization’s commitment to the health of indigenous peoples as a fundamental right. In this context, on 23 September, PAHO, in collaboration with UNFPA, IDB, the Indigenous Peoples Fund and ECMI, is organizing a side event which will open a space for dialogue and reflection on some of the current challenges and on how to strengthen progress toward indigenous peoples’ right to health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:30
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Addressing violence against women: From evidence to action


On Sept. 30, a panel discussion on violence against women was held at PAHO/WHO.

Panelists included Jarbas Barbosa, Vice-Minister of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brazil; Kimberly Elmslie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Agency of Canada; Eduardo Antonio Espinoza Fiallos, Vice-Minister of Health Policy, El Salvador; and Alessandra Guedes, Regional Advisor, Family Violence, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.

Infographic: Violence against women: Global picture health response

Fact sheet: Violence against women and violence against children: PAHO/WHOs key areas for action

Link to the recording of the event

Note about the event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:52
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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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