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Most countries in the Americas have sufficient health personnel but face challenges in distribution, migration and training

About 70% of countries in the Americas have sufficient—and in some cases, more than enough—doctors, nurses and midwives to provide basic healthcare services for their populations. But many face challenges in the distribution, training...

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:30
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3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for health is taking place in Brazil

Under the theme Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 development agenda, leaders in global health will present new evidence and innovative solutions to meet the greater demands being put on health sector workforces.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 11:24
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Projects from Colombia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic are honored as "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2013"

Malaria Champions 2013

Three initiatives from Colombia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic were recognized on Nov. 6 as the 2013 “Malaria Champions of the Americas” for being model projects that integrate malaria interventions with solutions to other health problems.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:24
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Radiology services are critical to meeting public health needs

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Some 3.6 billion diagnostic x-rays are made each year around the world, but there is wide disparity in radiological diagnosis rates between countries of different income levels. Many patients in low-income countries lack access to even basic forms of imaging such as ultrasound and x-rays, which alone can address 80-90% of common diseases and conditions.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 13:02
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Cancer mortality is declining in some countries of the Americas -- new PAHO/WHO report

Deaths from cancer are decreasing in some countries of the Americas and for certain kinds of cancer, while deaths from other cancer types are on the rise in the region, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 15:10
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