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PAHO Regional Health Observatory was launched

The PAHO Regional Health Observatory (RHO) was launched on September 27 during the 50th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization.

The Regional Health Observatory (RHO) is a PAHO institutional resource to facilitate access to data, information, analyses, and empiric evidence for monitoring and evaluating the regional health sistuation. It provides data, statistics, information products and analytical results by priority health themes, including technical briefings and recommendations to support decision making in public health.

As part of this launching, HSD/HA has released the most updated data from the Regional Mortality database and the PAHO Core Health Indicator Information System. The new Open Portal of the RHO is also using innovative methods to disseminate data and communicate health information in a more effective way.

:: More info at the PAHO Regional Health Observatory.

The Challenge of Epidemiology Issues and Selected Readings

 Epidemiologists, health planners, and administrators from countries throughout the Americas Region, among others, met at a seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 1983, to discuss and analyze the role of epidemiology in the developing countries of the Western Hemisphere. After formulating and analyzing ideas and initiatives on the use and future prospects of epidemiology in Latin America, the participants made important recommendations for adjusting epidemiology's practice to current needs.


Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2011 14:09

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HA is involved in projects with the following institutions and countries:

  • CIDA-Canada (RELACSIS)
  • The World Bank
  • Brazil

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