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Experts call on countries of the Americas to keep the promise of safe motherhood

Iniciativa Maternidad SeguraA coalition of experts worried about slow progress toward ensuring safe motherhood for all women in the Americas today called on countries to redouble their efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5: reducing maternal mortality by three-fourths between 1990 and 2015 and achieving universal access to reproductive health by the year 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:22
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Fernando Sendra is now a Champion of Health

Argentine cartoonist and humorist Fernando Sendra received on Monday 27 September the Champion of Health Award, given by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for his contribution to improving health in the Americas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:04
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Ministers of Health Meet to Discuss Health Policies for the Americas

Photo from the 49th Directing Council opening sessionMinisters of Health of all the countries of the Americas will gather at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Sept. 27 for their annual Directing Council meeting. For five days, the health leaders will analyze the health situation in the region.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:04
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New PAHO Book Integrates Environmental Issues Into Health Agendas

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today introduced a new book, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, integrating environmental issues and health agendas. "It will be an important element for authorities, organizations and groups dealing with these issues," said PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 September 2010 16:16
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One of the photos to be shown at the exhibitThe exhibit marks the launch of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, a call from PAHO and other actors in the Americas to redouble efforts to achieve the targets of the Millennium Development Goal 5: to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:42
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