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Media Advisory - Countdown to 2015: New report on progress in child and maternal health to be issued June 7

Countdown to 2015 logoWorld Health Organization experts are speaking at the launch of a new report on maternal and child health that starts Monday in Washington, in conjunction with the “Women Deliver” conference June 7-9. Reducing child mortality and improving maternal health are two of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015 that were set by 189 countries at the United Nations in 2000.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 June 2010 11:37

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Scant Progress on Reducing Traffic Fatalities

Cover of the reportIn Latin America and the Caribbean, only a handful of countries have managed to reduce traffic death rates in the past decade, while North America has seen a steady decline in traffic deaths over the past 30 years, says a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Last Updated on Friday, 04 June 2010 11:19

Restrictions Urged on Cigarette Makers’ Efforts to Lure Women into Smoking Addiction

TNancy G. Brinker, Founder, o help protect women from the lethal effects of smoking, countries in the Americas should promptly implement tobacco control measures, including the total prohibition of publicity, promotion, and sponsorship by tobacco companies and protection against exposure to second-hand smoke, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr. Mirta Roses said today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 June 2010 12:39

Rapid Assessment of Damage is Allowing Immediate Access to Cooperation in Guatemala

Four days after the Agatha tropical storm and in the aftermath of the eruption of the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, evaluation and health response teams have managed to reach the affected areas to take stock of the damage and give immediate attention to the affected population. The evaluation is allowing the development of a fast and efficient system of cooperation with the country. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 June 2010 02:52

World No Tobacco Day—May 31, 2010—exposes the dangers to women of tobacco marketing and secondhand smoke. It also emphasizes men’s responsibility to avoid smoking around the women with whom they live and work. The Pan American Health Organization will celebrate World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 May 2010 06:14
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