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PAHO/WHO advances new model for integrated care of noncommunicable diseases

A new report from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advances a new model for integrated care of noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:24
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Suicide claims more than 60,000 lives yearly in the Americas

Stigma against people with mental illnesses or suicidal behavior is a major barrier to suicide prevention, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said today in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2013. PAHO/WHO data show that more than 60,000 people take their own lives each year in the Americas.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 13:47
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Human rights education can empower health providers to protect and promote patients rights

A special report published in the latest issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health shows that health care professionals can be empowered through human rights education to protect and promote patients’ reproductive and other health rights and advocate for their own human rights as providers.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:58
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Motorcycle deaths more than tripled in the Americas between 1998 and 2010, says new PAHO/WHO study

Motorcycle deaths in the Americas more than tripled during the last two decades, according to a study by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) published in the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 13:49
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International partners seek to reduce inequities that lead to maternal and child deaths in the Americas

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal and child mortality significantly over the past two decades. But many mothers and children continue to die from preventable causes, particularly in low-income and marginalized populations. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 08:16
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