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Number of babies born with HIV declined 78% in Latin America and the Caribbean, says new PAHO/WHO report

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The number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean declined by 78% between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis in the Americas, takes stock of progress in the region's countries toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 14:10
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First-ever Universal Health Coverage Day urges “Health for all – everywhere”

Universal Health Coverage

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a coalition of more than 500 organizations from over 100 countries to celebrate the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 16:27
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PAHO/WHO provides training in risk communication for possible Ebola introduction

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Professionals from 11 countries of the Americas are in Quito, Ecuador, this week for a training workshop on risk communication organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The two-day workshop (December 9 and 10) is part of efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to respond effectively to potential imported cases of Ebola and other public health emergencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 12:05
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Developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have world’s highest homicide rates

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A new report on interpersonal violence around the world shows that low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest homicide rates of any developing region, as well as the highest proportion of homicides committed with firearms.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:00
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Training on clinical management of Ebola begins for medical and nursing professionals from Latin America

Capacitación ébola Chile

A "train-the-trainers" course on clinical management of Ebola patients was kicked off on December 3 by Minister of Health of Chile Helia Molina and Paloma Cuchi, representative in Chile of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The three-day workshop is the first in a series of PAHO/WHO Ebola training workshops for Spanish-speaking participants. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:21
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