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E-training Urged to Shape a New Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean

Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week endorsed the use of virtual learning programs to give health personnel the knowledge and skills needed in new primary health care based health systems.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 13:52
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Health Leaders Vow to Resist Tobacco Industry Pressure and Support Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) vowed today to take action to counter attempts by the tobacco industry to subvert public health efforts aimed at protecting people from the harmful effects of tobacco use.

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Countries celebrate 30th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication, Vaccine Revolving Fund, and look ahead to new challenges

30th Anniversary of the erradication of smallpoxHealth ministers from the Americas today reflected on the future of immunization programs by celebrating major milestones in fighting disease and looking ahead to new challenges made possible by advances in vaccine technology.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:07
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More developing countries show universal access to HIV/AIDS services is possible

Significant progress has been made in several low- and middle-income countries in increasing access to HIV/AIDS services, according to the new report Towards Universal Access, released by WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS. It is the fourth annual report for tracking progress made in achieving the 2010 target of providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 06:38
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Health Leaders Pledge Action to Reduce Drug Use in Latin America and the Caribbean

Health Leaders Pledge Action to Reduce Drug Abuse in Latin America and the CaribbeanHealth leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere today approved a new regional strategy to reduce harmful substance use and mitigate the negative health affects of such use, during the 50th Directing Council meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 11:18
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