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)
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.
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.
Sesame Workshop, which produces Plaza Sésamo and other educational programs that reach millions of children worldwide, has been given the "2009 Champion of Health" award by the Pan American Health Organization. Since 2003, PAHO and Sesame Workshop have been encouraging participation in Vaccination Week in the Americas.
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