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Health Experts Call on Industry, Consumers to Cut Salt to Save Lives

salt shakerAn expert group convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) called today on food manufacturers, consumers, and governments to take action to cut dietary salt consumption, saying this is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce chronic diseases.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2009 05:04

WHO Says Prompt Treatment Can Prevent Serious Cases, Deaths from H1N1

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new healthcare guidance for the H1N1 influenza pandemic that encourages early treatment with antiviral drugs of ill people in high-risk categories and of anyone who has rapidly progressing symptoms.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2010 09:24

PAHO Launches New Action Plan for Gender Equality

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a new five-year effort to boost gender equality in health in Latin America and the Caribbean through health policies and programs that take account of and address the different health needs and risks faced by men and women.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 08:41

Latin American Journalists Honored for Reporting on Sex Workers' Health

Three journalists whose reporting humanizes the experiences of sex workers have won the top three prizes in the Fifth Latin American Health Journalism Awards of Red-Salud ("Health Network"). The awards are designed to motivate Latin American journalists to do more and better reporting on health-related issues.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 08:41

On Monday, November 9, the Pan American Health Organization will launch the new Regional Plan of Action for Implementing the PAHO Gender Equality Policy, aimed at increasing gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean by tailoring health polices and programs to the different health needs and risks of men and women.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2009 05:57
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