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PAHO/WHO: Adopting healthy practices at home can improve children’s mental and physical health

On Universal Children’s Day, November 20, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging families in the Americas to adopt healthy practices and habits in the home to help boys and girls reach their optimal physical and psychological development. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:41
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Keeping men and boys safe requires attention to their special health needs

Echoing the theme of International Men’s Day 2013—“Keeping Men and Boys Safe”—experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are urging action and policies to prevent avoidable illness and death among men and boys in the countries of the Americas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:58
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Half of people who have diabetes don’t know it

An estimated 371 million people around the world suffer from diabetes, but half are unaware they have the disease, according to data from the International Diabetes Federation. In the Americas, some 10% of the adult population—nearly 63 million people—have diabetes, but an estimated 44% of them don’t know it.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 20:53
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Francisco Becerra of Mexico is sworn in as PAHO/WHO Assistant Director

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Dr. Francisco Becerra Posada, of Mexico, was sworn in today as the new Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 16:22
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Global Health Workforce Alliance honors El Salvador’s minister of health

The Global Health Workforce Alliance honored Minister of Health of El Salvador María Isabel Rodríguez for her contributions to the development of human resources for health in her country. Rodríguez received the special recognition from the director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 22:03
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