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PAHO Director, health promoters and humanitarian clowns will join Belén Festival in Peru

During her visit to Peru, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, met with the regional and local authorities of Loreto, a department of Peru located in the Amazon region, to study the progress made in the Belén Project and hold talks with members of the Network for Belén, and area representatives.  PAHO experts and local authorities will join the Network for Belén and some 100 humanitarian clowns from all over the world, to promote health and improve the quality of life of town residents.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 04:09

Humanitarian Clowns and Health Experts Join Forces, Using Art as a Bridge to Health and Development

Belén, PeruFrom 4 to 16 August, art becomes a bridge to health access for thousands of people in a remote and vulnerable community in Peru with the arrival of some 100 humanitarian clowns and international public health experts from 12 countries, as part of the Pan American Health Organization’s Faces, Voices and Places Initiative for the Millennium Development Goals.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2009 02:30

Breastfeeding is a Lifeline, Especially during Emergencies

Mother breastfeeding babyEmergencies can happen at any time and any place. When emergencies occur and food and clean water are scarce, infants and young children are especially vulnerable. No matter what the emergency-conflict, earthquake, flood, or influenza pandemic-breast-feeding is a lifeline that saves lives.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 02:36

PAHO/WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office Chief corrects deceptive statement about antiviral resistance

During a presentation about the Health Agenda for the Americas at the "Seventh Latin American Seminar on Science and Health Journalism," for Latin American journalists, held at the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Maria Teresa Cerqueira, Chief of the PAHO/WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office was challenged with questions regarding the current situation of influenza A (H1N1)...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 02:18

Paraguay's Minister of Health Visits PAHO Headquarters

Dr. Esperanza MartinezThe Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay, Dr. Esperanza Martinez, spoke to a large audience of experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), at the organization's headquarters. Dr. Martinez gave a presentation on public policies geared towards quality of life and health with equity, and on the status of health systems and services in the first year of her tenure at the Ministry.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2009 02:36
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