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PAHO/WHO urges renewed efforts to promote breastfeeding so that mothers and children benefit from its many advantages

Mother breatfeeding child

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2014, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging increased support for breastfeeding so that children are given the best start in life. Breastfeeding is one of the most cost-effective ways to support healthier and smarter children and healthier mothers. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:07
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Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas

Hepatitis: Think again

On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible for those who need them most.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 10:21
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Dominican Republic is first country in the Americas to publish guidelines for clinical management of chikungunya

guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of chikungunya

Prepared by the Ministry of Public Health with support from PAHO/WHO, the guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the disease.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:59
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PAHO/WHO receives U.N. emergency funds to restore water and sanitation in flooded areas of Paraguay

SInks distributed in Paraguay

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will channel $715,000 from the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for a project to restore clean water and sanitation services in two departments of Paraguay that were affected by flooding in recent months.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 15:51
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Countries of the Americas hold national consultations to make universal health coverage a regional priority

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The countries of the Americas are holding national consultations to discuss the way forward to reach universal health coverage, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:01
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