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WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic Over, Urges Continued Influenza Vigilance

Scene from Mexico City during the first days of the H1N1 pandemicWashington, D.C., August 10, 2010 (PAHO) — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has effectively ended, and the world has moved into a “post-pandemic” phase characterized by traditional seasonal patterns of influenza.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:23
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Belén Network: PAHO Promotes Art as a Bridge Between Health and Development

For the fifth consecutive year, art is being used as a bridge to promote health during the Belén Festival held from 4 to 14 August in Belén, Iquitos, Peru in conjunction with the Gesundheit! Institute and Bolaroja, headed respectively by Dr. Patch Adams and Wendy Ramos.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:59
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Experts Assessing Measles Eradication Feasibility

Washington, D.C. (PAHO) – Experts from around the globe are meeting this week to decide on a crucial question: Is the global eradication of measles feasible?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:05
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'Baby-Friendly Hospitals' Make Breastfeeding Easier

World Breastfeeding Week 2010 In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2010, Aug. 1–7, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on hospitals and health facilities throughout the Americas to ensure that mothers and babies in their care enjoy the full benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the single most effective intervention for preventing deaths of children under 5.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 06:55
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Universal Access to Health: Women's Rights and the Commitment of the State

Over 800 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots women's rights organizations from all parts of the Americas gathered in Brazil to address the issue "What kind of state? What kind of equality?" and examine the challenges that governments of the region face to achieve gender equality related to economic empowerment of women in the state, market, and family, and what has already been achieved. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 09:52
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