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Ministers of health of the Americas pledge action to improve mental health care

Mental Health

Ministers of health from throughout the Americas agreed today to promote a set of measures designed to improve mental health care in their countries. These include the preparation of plans to ensure effective services and prevention programs for people with mental disorders and psychoactive substance-related disorders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 20:20
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Countries of the Americas seek to ensure safe and ample blood supplies through 100% voluntary donation

Donante de sangre

Ministers of Health from throughout the Americas today agreed on a series of actions to ensure safe and sufficient supplies of blood and blood products through voluntary altruistic donations, with the goal of saving lives and improving the health of patients who need transfusions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 20:02
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2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the PAHO Foundation today announced the winners of the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:28
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Countries of the Americas agree to promote health in all public policies that have potential health impact

Health in All Policies

Health officials from the Americas today approved a plan of action to include health in all public policies that can impact the well-being of the population.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:17
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PAHO and The Carter Center congratulate Ecuador as second in the Americas to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness)

Carina Vance

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Carter Center congratulated Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the people of Ecuador for their country becoming the second in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as verified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health of Ecuador Carina Vance announced the development during the opening session of the 53rd PAHO Directing Council in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:31
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