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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
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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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“Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest receives nominations until July 5

PAHO/WHO’s “Malaria Champions of the Americas” contest will accept nominations until July 5. This year’s contest will highlight malaria initiatives that provide added value by integrating solutions to other health challenges as well.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:26
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Countries of the Americas Can Procure More Affordable Diagnostic and Treatment Supplies for HIV/AIDS

The countries of the Americas can procure rapid diagnostic tests and HIV drugs at more affordable prices through the Strategic Fund of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The Fund recently published its reference price schedule, which includes 25 antiretrovirals, as well as HIV diagnostic tests.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08:13
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WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’

Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.  The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence...

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 13:07
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