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PAHO/WHO urges countries of the Americas to work toward 100% voluntary altruistic blood donation

In Latin America and the Caribbean, only 41% of blood supplies are obtained through voluntary altruistic blood donation, the safest way to collect blood, according to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). On World Blood Donor Day, June 14, PAHO/WHO is calling on countries in the...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:07
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PAHO/WHO honors efforts to improve gender equity in health in Latin America

An Ecuadorian initiative that saves maternal lives by integrating ancestral practices with modern medicine and an Argentine effort that involves men in HIV testing and counseling and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV were honored as “best practices” today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 17:14
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PAHO/WHO urges total bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the Americas

On World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries throughout the Americas to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 09:55
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$29.1 million pledged to support cholera elimination in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Members of an international coalition today announced new financial support for efforts to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, through major investments in water and sanitation and health systems strengthening. The support was announced in a meeting of the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera...

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:59
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PAHO/WHO honors individuals and institutions for tobacco control contributions

Health officials, researchers and a legislative body from Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Suriname will be honored by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) for their contributions to advancing tobacco control on 31 May, World No Tobacco Day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:26
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