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PAHO and The Carter Center congratulate Ecuador as second in the Americas to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness)

Carina Vance

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Carter Center congratulated Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the people of Ecuador for their country becoming the second in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as verified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health of Ecuador Carina Vance announced the development during the opening session of the 53rd PAHO Directing Council in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:33
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Top health officials from throughout the Americas urge action to advance toward universal health coverage

53 Directing Council

High-level health officials from throughout the Americas today urged collective action by the region’s countries to expand affordable access to health care and to address other hemispheric health challenges, on the first day of the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 14:04
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PANAFTOSA opens high security facilities of its OIE/FAO reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease

laboratorio de referencia

The Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) has started the activities of its reference laboratory in new high security facilities that will carry out diagnosis and research on the foot-and-mouth virus, in accordance with international biosafety standard

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:39
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PAHO launches mobile app to measure cardiovascular risk

PAHO Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

On the occasion ofWorld Heart Day, celebrated each Sept. 29, the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is launching a new app for mobile devices and computers that calculates people’s risk of cardiovascular disease and can help motivate them to take steps to lower that risk.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 16:02
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U.S. National Park Service and Pan American Health Organization partner to promote healthy living during Wellness Week

Wellness Week events

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), to promote Wellness Week activities during the week of September 13-19. During Wellness Week, countries of the Americas join in a week of celebrations showcasing innovative, effective ways to promote health and well-being by advocating for healthy public policies and by engaging individuals, families, and communities in healthy, active lifestyles.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:55
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