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PAHO Joins Urgent Appeal for Hunger Assistance to Guatemala

Guatemalan family living in extreme povertyWashington, D.C. — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partner agencies of the United Nations System are supporting an urgent humanitarian appeal for international funds to help halt a deadly wave of food insecurity and acute malnutrition affecting some 136,000 families in drought-stricken areas of Guatemala.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 March 2010 02:59

PAHO: Greater Gender Equality is Good for Teens’ Health

Changing traditional gender roles and behaviors during adolescence can have a positive effect on the health of young men and women, as shown by three projects cited as "Best Practices" by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) during an event marking International Women’s Day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:50

Nutrition aid offers hope for thousands in Haiti

by Marie-Agnes Heine
WHO Communications Officer

Port-au-Prince — A program aimed at preventing acute malnutrition is helping vulnerable Haitian earthquake survivors, like new mom Jessica, protect their health in the wake of the 12 January earthquake.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:52

Haiti Seeks More Support for Women’s Health Needs

Haiti’s top government official for women’s issues—minister of Women’s Affairs Marjorie Michel—visited Washington, D.C., this week to seek new support for efforts to address the special health needs of women following the January 12 earthquake.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2010 06:43

New Funds Sought for Health and Recovery Efforts in Haiti

The Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined dozens of partner agencies in requesting US$1,441,547,920 in donor funds to meet the humanitarian needs of Haitians affected by last month's earthquake and to support reconstruction and the reestablishment of basic services during the next 12 months.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2010 06:25
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