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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

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

When health comes to the most remote communities

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More than 14,000 Brazilian and foreign physicians taking part in the "Mais Médicos" (More Physicians) Program ensure the provision of care to 48.6 million people in the most underserved areas of Brazil. This initiative is closing gaps on access to services and improving the health of the most vulnerable populations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:18

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

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:31
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