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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is pledging its support to the One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign launched April 8 in Manila. The goal of the new United Nations global campaign is to protect health and educational facilities—along with the millions of people who rely on them for healthcare and learning—during emergencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 April 2010 12:38
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Health in Cities will Define Future Population Health

Urbanism and Healthy LivingFor the first time in world history, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to grow to 70 percent by the year 2050. Addressing the unique health challenges brought by this urbanization is critical to ensuring the future health and well-being of the majority of the world’s people, experts said at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) during the celebration of World Health Day 2010.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2010 05:37
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PAHO, Cochrane Centre Join to Boost Role of Evidence in Public Health

Man using computerHealth researchers and others working in the health field now have access to online learning opportunities to improve research skills and make the most of research evidence by integrating it into healthcare policy and clinical practice, through an agreement signed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC), of the Cochrane Collaboration.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 08:35
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PAHO Cites TB Progress, Honors Innovation on World TB Day

World TB Day 2010 PosterLatin America and the Caribbean as a region have made impressive gains in the battle against tuberculosis in the last decade, reducing deaths and illnesses by some 70 percent. Yet many individual countries need to expand their efforts if they are to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting illnesses and deaths from TB in half by 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 14:02
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Young People Seek Funds to Provide Drinking Water for Haiti

Día Mundial del Agua 2010Members of the International Water and Youth Movement, a youth organization that promotes access to water, will collect donations on and around World Water Day, March 22, to help provide clean drinking water to more than 5,400 families affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 10:35
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