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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

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

Immediate coverage of The PAHO 50th Directing Council.

This Council is made up of representatives of all the Member States and meets once a year to analyze and determine the general policies of PAHO, acting on behalf of the Pan American Sanitary Conference, that is our supreme authority and meets every five years.

To keep up to date about all the events related to the 50th Directing Council, please visit this blog.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 10:01

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

Moquegua Interrupts Transmission of Millenary Chagas Disease in its Region

Moquegua managed to interrupt transmission of millenary Chagas disease in its regionThe Moquegua Region has achieved certification for the interruption of the vector-borne transmission of Chagas' disease. Yesterday, in a emotionally charged ceremony, a mission of experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), after more than one week of fieldwork, certified the fulfillment of the achievement of this objective.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 September 2010 08:06
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