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Radiology services are critical to meeting public health needs


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

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

Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 16:57

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

Girls and boys respond differently to a school-based healthy diet intervention in Argentina

A randomized controlled trial conducted with over 400 school-aged children in Argentina showed gender differences in likelihood to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health (PAJPH)...

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 07:21
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