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Experts urge comprehensive public health action to improve prevention and treatment of drug abuse

Experts meet to discus prevention and treatment of drug abuse

To successfully address the problems of abuse and misuse of psychoactive substances, public health systems need to take a comprehensive approach that includes interventions to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent initiation of drug use, mitigate harms from drug abuse, provide treatment and rehabilitation for dependency, and fully rehabilitate the affected people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:51
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PAHO/WHO urges blood donation to save mothers’ lives

World Blood Donor Day 2014

On World Blood Donor Day, June 14, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging people to donate blood to prevent maternal deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 14:22
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OAS and PAHO will work together to achieve universal health coverage in the Americas

OAS and PAHO will work together to achieve universal health coverage in the Americas

The two organizations signed a joint statement that recognizes the importance of promoting inter-sectoral coordination to promote social protection in health through the gradual progress towards universal health coverage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 13:24
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PAHO/WHO reminds travelers to get vaccinated against measles and rubella before going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Vaccination against measles and rubella

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is reminding people who plan to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which starts on 13 June in Brazil, to make sure they are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles and rubella.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 14:54
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PAHO/WHO calls for stepped-up efforts to detect and treat people with TB/HIV coinfections

Despite progress by countries of the Americas in reducing illness and deaths from tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in recent decades, 280,000 new TB cases and 98,000 new HIV cases were reported in the region in 2012.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:25
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