The Pan American Health Organization's Director, Dr. Mirta Roses, today offered to make available an experienced regional response team to assist the region affected by the tsunami and earthquake that struck Samoa and Sumatra.
The Pan American Health Organization will honor Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind "Plaza Sésamo", as a "Champion of Health," for collaborating in a partnership encouraging parents and their children throughout the Americas to participate in Vaccination Week in the Americas.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 09:27
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, pointed out the success of health programs in Haiti this week, during the presentation of a report on the Inter-American Mission to Haiti in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS). The report was submitted by Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, who headed the high-level mission to Haiti.
Dr. Jon Kim Andrus, a public health expert with 25 years of experience of working in the field of vaccines, immunization, and primary care in developing countries, has been named deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
Experts and representatives of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay agreed Tuesday guidelines for monitoring, control and prevention of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) which can be fatal and has spread to urban areas. The beginning of spring and the impending summer in the Southern Hemisphere is the season of greatest risk for the disease. (in Spanish)