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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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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 Director and U.S. Surgeon General call for action to “make the next generation tobacco-free”

Tougher tobacco control measures, including higher tobacco taxes, could save millions of lives by reducing tobacco consumption and creating the first “tobacco-free” generation in the 21st century, said experts at a special World No Tobacco Day event at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 21:11
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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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PAHO/WHO urges countries to raise tobacco taxes to save lives

Breaking the habit of smoking

(PAHO/WHO) On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and to prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 14:48
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