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“Be Brave not Violent” campaign calls young people to be become part of the solution to end violence against women

MTV Latin America and the United Nations Secretary General´s UNITE to end Violence against Women presented the initiative “Be Brave not Violent”. The initiative is aimed at young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:33

One Third of World’s Population Benefits from an Effective Tobacco Control Measure

At 2.3 billion, the number of people worldwide covered by at least one life-saving measure to limit tobacco use has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013. The number of people covered by bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, the focus of this year’s report, increased by almost...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:07

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States win PAHO/WHO contest

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States have won the ProPAN Photography and Video Competition, organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization...

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 09:48

Uruguayan football star Diego Forlán leads PAHO/WHO campaign against tobacco

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has launched an anti-tobacco campaign featuring Uruguayan football star Diego Forlán. It seeks to raise awareness among young people in the Americas of the harmful effects of tobacco and the deceptive nature of the tobacco industry’s marketing campaigns.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:33

PAHO Recommends Family Emergency Plan for Hurricane Season

As the hurricane and rainy seasons begin, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is recommending that the population and health services make adequate preparations to help reduce the impact of these natural events on people’s health and lives.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:55
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