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‘No child should die from a preventable cause,’ says PAHO/WHO on Universal Children’s Day

Boy and girl

Despite impressive progress in child survival in the Americas over the past quarter-century, vulnerable children—especially those from indigenous, rural and low-income families—remain more likely to die before age 5 than other children.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:03

PAHO, OAS and IDB explore joint action on outbreak response in the Americas

Los titulares de la OEA, José Miguel Insulza; de la OPS, Carissa F. Etienne; y del BID, Luis Alberto Moreno

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, met this week with Secretary-General of the OAS José Miguel Insulza and President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno to explore joint action to strengthen the capacity of countries in the Americas to respond to disease outbreaks and epidemics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:47

PAHO/WHO honors 2014 ‘Malaria Champions of the Americas’

malaria 150

On the 8th annual Malaria Day in the Americas, Nov. 6, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is honoring three projects - from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras - for their achievements in preventing and controlling malaria and advancing toward its elimination.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 12:02

Setting goals for a healthier lifestyle can prevent or control diabetes

Diabetes Prevention

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, November 14, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is encouraging everyone to set personal goals for a healthier lifestyle to prevent or control diabetes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:13

PAHO/WHO supports Uruguay in defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenge

ashtray with cigarrets

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is supporting the Government of Uruguay as it defends its tobacco control policies against claims brought by the Philip Morris tobacco company.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:42
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