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Health authorities pledge to improve access to health care for LGBT people

Health authorities from throughout the Americas pledged to promote equitable access to health care for lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGBT), during the 52nd Directing Council meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is being held this week in Washington, D.C.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:40
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PAHO/PAHEF present 2013 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

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The fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), were presented on Sept. 30 during a special event held at the Organization of American States (OAS).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 06:31
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Elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies in the Americas by 2015 is within reach, experts say

Most countries in the Western Hemisphere have succeeded in eliminating human rabies transmitted by dogs, and experts say the remaining countries can reach that goal by 2015 if they dedicate the necessary resources.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:04
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Health leaders from the Americas support universal health coverage

Health leaders from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and PAHO/WHO Member States expressed support for universal health coverage, on the opening day of the 52nd session of the PAHO Directing Council. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 10:48
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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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