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Countries of the Americas share risk of antibiotic resistance, must act now to protect health

Medication in packets

Despite early and major investments in surveillance and collaboration, the countries of the Americas are still vulnerable to antimicrobial resistance and must be part of an urgent and coordinated global effort to address this serious and present threat to public health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:19

"Malaria Champions of the Americas" seeks best practices on integrated efforts against vector-borne disease

Malaria initiatives that are integrated into programs for the control of vector-borne diseases are eligible to compete in this year's "Malaria Champions of the Americas" contest, which gets under way today, on World Malaria Day, April 25. Nominations may be submitted until June 23.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 14:39

PAHO/WHO urges vaccination against measles and rubella to protect the Americas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Vaccination is your best shot

Endemic transmission has been interrupted in the Americas, but measles and rubella continue to circulate in other parts of the world. More than 600,000 people are expected to attend the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the theme “Vaccination: Your best shot!” Vaccination Week in the Americas highlights the importance of immunization.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:47

Brazilian, Argentine soccer players join PAHO/WHO vaccination campaign

Three popular soccer players from Brazil and Argentina appear in a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) that urge people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from more than 20 dangerous diseases.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 14:59

On World Health Day, soccer star Leonel Messi helps to raise awareness about Chagas’ Disease


In a video released for World Health Day, FC Barcelona soccer star Leonel Messi calls for more resources and drugs against Chagas ' disease, a silent disease transmitted by a biting insect that currently infects 6 to 8 million people, mainly in the Americas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:42
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