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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

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

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

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

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
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