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

Measles

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 Friday, 13 March 2015 09:48
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Canada reports the Americas’ first case of avian influenza A (H7N9) in humans

Virus H7N9

The Government of Canada has confirmed the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in the Americas, a resident of British Columbia who had recently traveled to China and fell ill after returning. The patient is currently recovering and did not require hospitalization.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:46
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PAHO/WHO says accessible, cost-effective measures can prevent premature cancer deaths

Preventing and Curing Cancer is not beyond us

In the lead-up to World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging wider implementation of measures to prevent people from developing cancer and to reduce the number who die prematurely from the disease.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:54
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Isabella Danel, former CDC official, sworn in as PAHO/WHO Deputy Director

Dr. Isabella Danel, Deputy Director

Dr. Isabella Danel, a U.S. citizen and former official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was sworn in today as the new Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 15:29
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