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Region in Southern Peru to be Certified as Free From Vectorial Transmission of Chagas' Disease

On Thursday 16 September the Moquegua region will be certified as free from the vectorial transmission of Chagas' Disease. The ceremony will have the participation of Peru's Minister of Health and of experts from the Pan American Health Organization and other institutions. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 10:04
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Peruvian Community Program Cuts Disease, Improves Health in Andean Communities

Mrs. Nores de GarciaA community development program in rural Andean communities in Peru has succeeded in reducing pneumonia and diarrhea in half among 70,000 families over the last four years, according to Pilar Nores de García, First Lady of the Republic of Peru.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 September 2010 09:07
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PAHO's Assistant Director in Official Visit to Argentina

Dr. Socorro GrossPAHO Assistant Director Dr. Socorro Gross will be in Buenos Aires to participate in a series of technical meetings with teams of the Ministry of Health of Argentina and also to participate in the launching of the National Cancer Institute. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 03:45
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Latin America and the Caribbean Show Uneven Progress on Health-Related MDGs

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are for the most part on track to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a new United Nations report indicates, but significant gaps remain between and within countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 06:10
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Dr. José Roberto Ferreira honored by PAHO as Public Health Hero of the Americas

Dr. José FerreiraThe Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, named Dr. José Roberto Ferreira, a Brazilian physician, a Public Health Hero of the Americas for his invaluable contributions to public health in the Hemisphere.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2010 11:45
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