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Nicaragua is first country to ratify new international protocol to eliminate illicit tobacco trade

Nicaragua has become the first country in the world to ratify the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world’s first international public health treaty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:15
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Countries of the Americas have reduced malaria deaths by 70% since 2000, but 145 million people in the region remain at risk

Efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 70% in the Americas, according to the World Malaria Report 2013, published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:18
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Countries prepare plan to address obstacles and improve access to health for people with disabilities

Member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) are preparing a global action plan to address the needs of billions of people with disabilities around the world. The proposed plan will be presented for consideration by the World Health Assembly in May 2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 15:57
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PAHO/WHO presents model legislation on reproductive health and healthy motherhood, with human rights focus

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in consultation with a regional expert group, has developed model legislation on reproductive health and healthy motherhood, designed to save the lives of mothers and newborns...

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 12:59
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Latin America and the Caribbean advance toward universal access to HIV treatment

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Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves one in four without the life-saving treatment but represents a 10% improvement in just two years and puts Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of all other developing regions in levels of ART coverage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:55
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