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

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

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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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New PAHO report: More than 7 suicides per hour in the Americas

Suicide prevention

Some 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas each year—more than 7 per hour—according to a report released today by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:30
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PAHO/WHO mobilizes Ebola preparedness teams in Latin America and the Caribbean

High Level Officials of the Grand Bahamas

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is mobilizing teams of experts in outbreak alert and response to help Member States in Latin America and the Caribbean ensure they are prepared for any potential introduction of Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 12:06
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Día Mundial de la Salud Mental: Expertos analizaron los nuevos desafíos que enfrenta la salud mental en las Américas

Salud mental

Promover servicios de salud mental accesibles, inclusivos y de calidad para la atención de salud de las personas con trastornos mentales es uno de los principales desafíos que enfrentan los países de la región, coincidieron en afirmar expertos que participaron del panel 'Salud mental, nuevos desafíos para las Américas', organizado por la OPS/OMS, en colaboración con la Universidad George Washington.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:11
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