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Countries of the Americas agree to promote health in all public policies that have potential health impact

Health in All Policies

Health officials from the Americas today approved a plan of action to include health in all public policies that can impact the well-being of the population.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:17
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2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the PAHO Foundation today announced the winners of the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:28
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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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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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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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