On World Mental Health Day, October 10, mental health experts from the United States and Latin America said underfunding of mental health services and their lack of integration into primary health care have resulted in the majority of people in the Americas not getting the mental health care they need.
Leading officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the World Bank will join global leaders in health policy from the GAVI Alliance, the CDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the USAID at a press briefing to release a major report on progress in vaccine science and in immunizing the world's children.
Dr. Jorge Luis Prosperi, PAHO/WHO Representative in Nicaragua, called on all sectors of the country to join in the actions taken by the government to control the vector of the disease, which has caused 8 deaths and affected over 1562 people so far this year, most of them children under 10 years. (in Spanish)
Top health authorities set an ambitious agenda for improving health and health equity in the Americas during the annual meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), held Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, in Washington, D.C.
Member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) endorsed a five-year effort to increase gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean by tailoring health policies and programs to the different health needs and risks faced by men and women.