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Promess Warehouse: Matching the world's medical donations to Haiti's needs

nullPort-au-Prince- To meet the enormous health challenges posed by the January 12 earthquake, Haitian authorities, United Nations agencies and donor countries have been providing tons of medicines to scores of health partners on a daily basis through a large-scale coordinated effort run out of the country's pharmaceuticals hub in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2010 07:13
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Collective Efforts Can Prevent Cancer and Chronic Disease Explosion in the Americas

A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that a large proportion of cancers and other chronic diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean are preventable. The report calls for better public policies, healthier practices in schools and workplaces, and behavior changes among individuals, families, and communities to halt the growing tide of these diseases that were once considered illnesses of the rich.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2010 07:34
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Texas Children’s Newborn Center

The Texas Children’s Newborn Center is the first and only pediatric center to be named a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Perinantal/Neonatal Health. To commemorate the milestone, Texas Children’s Hospital hosted a ceremony with Senior Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Newborn Center and WHOCC leadership, as well as Dr. Gina Tambini, Family and Community Health Manager, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and Dr. Yehuda Benguigui, Neonatal and Child Health Senior Adviser, PAHO/WHO, in attendance.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2010 03:52
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Media Advisory: How to Prevent Cancer and other Chronic Diseases, Thursday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.

World Cancer Day launch of the Latin America and Caribbean “AICR/PAHO Regional Summary” of Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2010 04:50
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PAHO Urges Long-Term Commitment to Haiti’s Government and People

Haitian girl and PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses at medical facility in haitiCountries around the world have shown extraordinary goodwill in responding to the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, said Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), after returning from a trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2010 07:09
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