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PAHO/WHO urges better detection and treatment of tuberculosis to "End TB" in the Americas

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On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries in the Americas to step up efforts to detect and treat people with tuberculosis, to bring the epidemic to an end in the region by 2030.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 23 Mars 2015 11:52
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Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for Haiti

Haitian child with water bottle

On World Water Day 2015, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola is calling for stepped-up support from the international community to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic end the cholera epidemic on their shared island.

Mise à jour le Jeudi, 19 Mars 2015 13:54
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PAHO/WHO urges food processors to reduce salt in children’s foods and cease advertising salty products to children

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on the food-processing industry to reduce salt in their products—especially products for kids—and to stop advertising high-salt products to children. During World Salt Awareness Week, March 16-22, PAHO/WHO is also urging parents and children to "escape sneaky salt" by eating more meals prepared with fresh ingredients at home.

Mise à jour le Mardi, 17 Mars 2015 08:02
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PAHO/WHO initiative seeks to reduce maternal deaths from hemorrhage in the Americas

“Crédito foto:   Libby Renée Espinoza Aguilar, primer premio, El Salvador, “Concurso maternidad segura”

One in five maternal deaths in the Americas is the result of obstetric hemorrhage during or immediately after childbirth. To prevent these deaths, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recently launched the “Zero maternal deaths from hemorrhage” initiative.

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La OPS/OMS y la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología llaman a prevenir la enfermedad renal y a mejorar el acceso al tratamiento

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La Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión (SLANH) llaman a prevenir la enfermedad renal crónica y a mejorar el acceso a su tratamiento. Ambas instituciones se aliaron para promover estrategias que reduzcan la brecha que separa a los pacientes del tratamiento que puede prolongar y salvarles la vida.

Mise à jour le Mardi, 10 Mars 2015 10:51
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