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Nominations are Open for the Sixth Latin American Prize for Health Journalism

Red-Salud [logo]The Sixth Latin American Health Journalism Awards of Red-Salud ("Health Network") is now receiving nominations. Journalists may compete in two categories: "Urbanism and Health" and "Congenital Syphilis." The awards aim to give visibility to the work of journalists who help inform and sensitize society on critical health issues. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2010 10:30

Sanitation and water must no longer play second fiddle to other priorities

Kids fill pots with drinking waterBetween 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to 5%, lower than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture, according to the latest UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report, launched today by UN-Water and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2010 02:25

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

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

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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