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PAHO/WHO mobilizes Ebola preparedness teams in Latin America and the Caribbean

High Level Officials of the Grand Bahamas

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is mobilizing teams of experts in outbreak alert and response to help Member States in Latin America and the Caribbean ensure they are prepared for any potential introduction of Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 12:06
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New PAHO report: More than 7 suicides per hour in the Americas

Suicide prevention

Some 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas each year—more than 7 per hour—according to a report released today by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:30
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Health officials from the Americas chart a path toward universal health coverage

Universal health coverage

Ministers of health and other high-level delegates from countries in the Americas agreed on a series of actions to advance toward universal access to health and universal health coverage.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 08:01
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Día Mundial de la Salud Mental: Expertos analizaron los nuevos desafíos que enfrenta la salud mental en las Américas

Salud mental

Promover servicios de salud mental accesibles, inclusivos y de calidad para la atención de salud de las personas con trastornos mentales es uno de los principales desafíos que enfrentan los países de la región, coincidieron en afirmar expertos que participaron del panel 'Salud mental, nuevos desafíos para las Américas', organizado por la OPS/OMS, en colaboración con la Universidad George Washington.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:11
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Countries pledge action to reduce child obesity in the Americas

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Ministers of health from throughout the Americas today endorsed a series of actions to fight childhood obesity, which they said has reached “epidemic proportions” in the Western Hemisphere.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 17:44
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