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PAHO/WHO presents model legislation on reproductive health and healthy motherhood, with human rights focus

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in consultation with a regional expert group, has developed model legislation on reproductive health and healthy motherhood, designed to save the lives of mothers and newborns...

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 12:59
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Countries prepare plan to address obstacles and improve access to health for people with disabilities

Member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) are preparing a global action plan to address the needs of billions of people with disabilities around the world. The proposed plan will be presented for consideration by the World Health Assembly in May 2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 15:57
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PAHO/WHO: Adopting healthy practices at home can improve children’s mental and physical health

On Universal Children’s Day, November 20, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging families in the Americas to adopt healthy practices and habits in the home to help boys and girls reach their optimal physical and psychological development. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:41
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Latin America and the Caribbean advance toward universal access to HIV treatment

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Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves one in four without the life-saving treatment but represents a 10% improvement in just two years and puts Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of all other developing regions in levels of ART coverage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:55
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Keeping men and boys safe requires attention to their special health needs

Echoing the theme of International Men’s Day 2013—“Keeping Men and Boys Safe”—experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are urging action and policies to prevent avoidable illness and death among men and boys in the countries of the Americas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:58
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