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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

WHO Regional Director for Africa Visits Health and Development Agencies in Washington

The Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, is in Washington this week to meet with top officials of key international and U.S. health and development agencies.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 09:42

Media Advisory: PAHO Briefing on Haiti Earthquake Response

Map of HaitiDr. Jon K. Andrus, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization, will conduct a press briefing on the health situation and rescue efforts in Haiti on Tuesday 23 February 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The briefing will be at PAHO headquarters, 525 23rd Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2010 14:37

PROMESS Continues Distribution of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies in Haiti

nullPort-au-Prince - In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti one month ago, Haitian authorities, United Nations agencies and donor countries will continue to provide medicines and medical supplies to health facilities in Haiti through a large-scale coordinated effort run out of the country's central pharmaceutical store, known as PROMESS (Program on Essential Medicine and Supplies) in Port-au-Prince.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 07:20

Nicaragua Seeks to Improve Food and Nutritional Health of Children

The second Sub-Regional Workshop on Food and Young Child Nutrition in Central America, from 9 to 12 February in Managua, aims to contribute to the reduction of chronic child malnutrition, which causes poor development of children. 8 countries of the region will participate on the workshop. (in Spanish)

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:29
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