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Countries Pledge to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis by 2015

Mother and childRepresentatives of member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pledged support today for a regional effort to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis by the year 2015.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 October 2010 09:45
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Health Leaders Endorse Major Effort to Fight Chronic Malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the CaribbeanTop health authorities from throughout the Americas today endorsed a major new effort to reduce chronic malnutrition, the most serious nutrition problem in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 11:51
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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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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 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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