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PANAFTOSA opens new reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease

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The Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) has opened a new reference laboratory that will carry out diagnosis and research on the foot-and-mouth virus, in accordance with international biosafety standards.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 13:46
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U.S. National Park Service and Pan American Health Organization partner to promote healthy living during Wellness Week

Wellness Week events

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), to promote Wellness Week activities during the week of September 13-19. During Wellness Week, countries of the Americas join in a week of celebrations showcasing innovative, effective ways to promote health and well-being by advocating for healthy public policies and by engaging individuals, families, and communities in healthy, active lifestyles.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:55
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Haiti launches cholera vaccination campaign

Haitian being vaccinated against cholera

Haiti launched a cholera vaccination campaign last week that seeks to reach 200,000 people in three departments. The campaign is being led by the Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) with support from the United Nations and a coalition of strategic partners, including the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:37
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Wellness Week in the Americas will promote healthy living and healthy policies

Wellness week

The 4th annual Wellness Week in the Americas will kick off this Saturday, Sept. 13, with activities throughout the hemisphere that promote healthy living and healthy policies. The regional initiative, which is led by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), promotes opportunities for healthy living to help prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory conditions, which are now the leading causes of death, illness and disability in countries throughout the Americas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:14
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PAHO/WHO urges the countries of the Americas to be vigilant and prepared for potential introduction of Ebola virus

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging the countries of the Americas to be vigilant and prepared for a potential introduction of the Ebola virus in the Region. The recommendation comes following a statement by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan that the outbreak in West Africa constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:58
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