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PAHO and Peru Sign Agreement to Establish a Regional Task Force on Water and Sanitation

The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, and the Minister of Health of Peru, Dr. Oscar Ugarte Ubilluz, today signed an agreement to establish in that country a Regional Task Force on Water and Sanitation (Etrasa), to assist Latin American and the Caribbean countries in basic sanitation. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 10:10
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Countries of the Americas Seek to Strengthen Drug Regulatory Systems

Essential medicinesHealth officials from throughout the Americas said they would work with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to strengthen the capacities of their national regulatory authorities to guarantee the quality, safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 09:36
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E-training Urged to Shape a New Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean

Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week endorsed the use of virtual learning programs to give health personnel the knowledge and skills needed in new primary health care based health systems.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 13:52
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Countries to Promote Access to Health Care as a Human Right

Session of PAHO's 50th Directing CouncilHealth leaders from throughout the Americas agreed today to work to improve access to health for vulnerable groups by promoting and monitoring compliance with international human rights treaties and standards.

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Health Leaders Vow to Resist Tobacco Industry Pressure and Support Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) vowed today to take action to counter attempts by the tobacco industry to subvert public health efforts aimed at protecting people from the harmful effects of tobacco use.

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