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Ministries of health of the Americas seek to strengthen coordination of humanitarian assistance in emergencies and disasters

Children receiving assistance after a disaster

Representatives of ministries of health in the Americas today adopted a plan of action to improve coordination of international humanitarian assistance during emergencies and disasters, in order to facilitate a timely, effective response and save lives.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:22
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Health officials seek to reduce blindness and visual impairment in the Americas

Salud ocular

More than 26 million people in the Americas are visually impaired (blind or unable to see clearly), yet an estimated 80% of these cases are preventable or curable. To address the problem, health officials from the region’s countries today approved a plan of action to fight preventable blindness and visual impairment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:10
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Countries of the Americas seek to ensure safe and ample blood supplies through 100% voluntary donation

Donante de sangre

Ministers of Health from throughout the Americas today agreed on a series of actions to ensure safe and sufficient supplies of blood and blood products through voluntary altruistic donations, with the goal of saving lives and improving the health of patients who need transfusions.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 13:13
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Ministers of health of the Americas pledge action to improve mental health care

Mental Health

Ministers of health from throughout the Americas agreed today to promote a set of measures designed to improve mental health care in their countries. These include the preparation of plans to ensure effective services and prevention programs for people with mental disorders and psychoactive substance-related disorders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 20:20
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Countries of the Americas agree to promote health in all public policies that have potential health impact

Health in All Policies

Health officials from the Americas today approved a plan of action to include health in all public policies that can impact the well-being of the population.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:17
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