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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

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

Study finds one-third of births in Paraguay are unplanned

Despite improvements in women’s level of schooling, increasing access to paid employment, growing use of contraceptive methods, and reductions in fertility, in 2008, 33% of all births in Paraguay were unplanned, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 08:44

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

Lowering salt intake prevents hypertension and cuts risks of heart attacks and stroke by 25%

At least 30% of people in the Americas suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, for which excessive dietary salt is the main risk factor. For 1 of 3 people who have hypertension, cutting sodium intake can reduce their blood pressure to normal levels. Reducing dietary salt could also...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:10
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