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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

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

3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for health is taking place in Brazil

Under the theme Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 development agenda, leaders in global health will present new evidence and innovative solutions to meet the greater demands being put on health sector workforces.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 11:24

Most countries in the Americas have sufficient health personnel but face challenges in distribution, migration and training

About 70% of countries in the Americas have sufficient—and in some cases, more than enough—doctors, nurses and midwives to provide basic healthcare services for their populations. But many face challenges in the distribution, training...

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:30

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
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