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'Baby-Friendly Hospitals' Make Breastfeeding Easier

World Breastfeeding Week 2010 In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2010, Aug. 1–7, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on hospitals and health facilities throughout the Americas to ensure that mothers and babies in their care enjoy the full benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the single most effective intervention for preventing deaths of children under 5.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 06:55
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Experts Assessing Measles Eradication Feasibility

Washington, D.C. (PAHO) – Experts from around the globe are meeting this week to decide on a crucial question: Is the global eradication of measles feasible?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:05
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PAHO Partners with Colgate-Palmolive to Advance Oral Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dr. Mirta Roses and Dr. Marsha ButlerThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Colgate-Palmolive Company signed an agreement today to work together to promote oral health in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new partnership will support PAHO's Caries Free Communities Initiative (CFCI), a community-based program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:02
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Universal Access to Health: Women's Rights and the Commitment of the State

Over 800 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots women's rights organizations from all parts of the Americas gathered in Brazil to address the issue "What kind of state? What kind of equality?" and examine the challenges that governments of the region face to achieve gender equality related to economic empowerment of women in the state, market, and family, and what has already been achieved. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 09:52
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Shaila Dúrcal Joins Campaign for World Blood Donor Day

World Donor Day 2010Washington, D.C. (PAHO) - For World Blood Donor Day—June 14— Shaila Dúrcal, a singer-songwriter and Champion of Health of the Pan American Health Organization is supporting a PAHO campaign urging young people to donate blood voluntarily.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 June 2010 11:22
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