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PAHO/WHO receives U.N. emergency funds to restore water and sanitation in flooded areas of Paraguay

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will channel $715,000 from the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for a project to restore clean water and sanitation services in two departments of Paraguay that were affected by flooding in recent months.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 15:51

Dominican Republic is first country in the Americas to publish guidelines for clinical management of chikungunya

guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of chikungunya

Prepared by the Ministry of Public Health with support from PAHO/WHO, the guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the disease.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 08:59

WHO highlights need for countries to scale up action on noncommunicable diseases

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As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO NCD Country Profiles 2014 show progress has been insufficient and uneven.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:35

Countries of the Americas hold national consultations to make universal health coverage a regional priority

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The countries of the Americas are holding national consultations to discuss the way forward to reach universal health coverage, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:01

Caribbean countries discuss establishment of a centralized generic medicines registry process to improve access to essential drugs

medicamentos-150The countries of the Caribbean are discussing the establishment of a unified registration process for generic medicines, in order to improve availability, quality, and access to essential medicines within countries.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 14:58
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