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Caribbean countries discuss establishment of a centralized generic medicines registry process to improve access to essential drugs

medicamentos-150The countries of the Caribbean are discussing the establishment of a unified registration process for generic medicines, in order to improve availability, quality, and access to essential medicines within countries.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 14:58

When health comes to the most remote communities

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More than 14,000 Brazilian and foreign physicians taking part in the "Mais Médicos" (More Physicians) Program ensure the provision of care to 48.6 million people in the most underserved areas of Brazil. This initiative is closing gaps on access to services and improving the health of the most vulnerable populations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:18

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

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:31

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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