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Tobacco: 10 years fighting a top killer in the Americas

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Despite fierce opposition from the tobacco industry, a number of countries in the Americas have made major progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This week marks a decade since the agreement took effect as the world's first international health treaty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:19

PAHO/WHO supports CDC-led effort to eliminate malaria on Hispaniola by 2020

malaria paho cdc

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:31

New PAHO/WHO publication gives guidance on early diagnosis of childhood cancer

Cancer in children

A new manual for healthcare providers, Early Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer, has been published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to improve early detection of childhood cancer and help reduce child mortality in the Americas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:28

More than 100 million people suffer from one or more neglected infectious diseases in the Americas

treating neglected diseases

Ten diseases have been targeted for elimination in the Region between 2015 and 2020. Two others are priorities to bring under control. WHO is urging affected countries worldwide to scale up their investments in this fight.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:26

Recent meales outbreaks point to gaps in elimination efforts in the Americas


Recent measles outbreaks in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of cases imported into the Americas, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) experts said today.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:13
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