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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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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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Belén Network: PAHO Promotes Art as a Bridge Between Health and Development

For the fifth consecutive year, art is being used as a bridge to promote health during the Belén Festival held from 4 to 14 August in Belén, Iquitos, Peru in conjunction with the Gesundheit! Institute and Bolaroja, headed respectively by Dr. Patch Adams and Wendy Ramos.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:59
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WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic Over, Urges Continued Influenza Vigilance

Scene from Mexico City during the first days of the H1N1 pandemicWashington, D.C., August 10, 2010 (PAHO) — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has effectively ended, and the world has moved into a “post-pandemic” phase characterized by traditional seasonal patterns of influenza.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:23
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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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