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World Heart Day: Healthy habits starting in childhood can prevent heart disease

On World Heart Day (Sept. 29), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging the adoption of healthy living habits during childhood to prevent heart disease and other health problems in later life. 

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 11:19
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Ministers of health convene to set priorities for Pan American health cooperation

Ministers of health from throughout the Americas are gathering this week at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), to discuss the major health challenges facing the region and to set policies and priorities for PAHO’s technical cooperation in its member countries.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 07:36
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PAHO/WHO advances new model for integrated care of noncommunicable diseases

A new report from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advances a new model for integrated care of noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:24
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Governments to agree increased focus on people with disabilities in development strategies

The World Health Organization welcomes the forthcoming agreement at a High-Level Meeting at the United Nations General Assembly which will further improve access to health care and related services for people with disabilities and ensure that they are able to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:53
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Suicide claims more than 60,000 lives yearly in the Americas

Stigma against people with mental illnesses or suicidal behavior is a major barrier to suicide prevention, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said today in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2013. PAHO/WHO data show that more than 60,000 people take their own lives each year in the Americas.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 13:47
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