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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

“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

Patients with Tuberculosis in the Dominican Republic Need More Social Protection to Offset Expenses, Study Says

The most recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health reports that patients with tuberculosis in the Dominican Republic need better medical and social coverage because their declining incomes cannot keep pace with increased direct and indirect disease-related expenses.  Based on research on 200 patients in 2009, the study published in the journal found that the proportion of patients without...

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 16:59

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

SaltSmart consortium endorses plan to halve dietary salt consumption in the Americas by 2020

To promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease, a multisector consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) this week endorsed a plan to reduce dietary salt consumption in the Americas by half by the year 2020. Currently, average salt consumption in most...

Last Updated on Friday, 14 June 2013 15:28
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