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PAHO/WHO urges the countries of the Americas to be vigilant and prepared for potential introduction of Ebola virus

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging the countries of the Americas to be vigilant and prepared for a potential introduction of the Ebola virus in the Region. The recommendation comes following a statement by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan that the outbreak in West Africa constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 20 Août 2014 14:58
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PAHO/WHO urges renewed efforts to promote breastfeeding so that mothers and children benefit from its many advantages

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In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2014, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging increased support for breastfeeding so that children are given the best start in life. Breastfeeding is one of the most cost-effective ways to support healthier and smarter children and healthier mothers. 

Mise à jour le Mardi, 05 Août 2014 09:07
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PAHO/WHO receives U.N. emergency funds to restore water and sanitation in flooded areas of Paraguay

SInks distributed in Paraguay

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will channel $715,000 from the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for a project to restore clean water and sanitation services in two departments of Paraguay that were affected by flooding in recent months.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 21 Juillet 2014 15:51
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Hepatitis: aumentar el acceso al diagnóstico y al tratamiento podría salvar millones de vidas en las Américas

Hepatitis.  Piénselo de nuevo

En el marco del Día Mundial contra la Hepatitis, que tiene lugar el 28 de julio, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) reconoce el mayor impulso global y regional dado a la lucha contra las hepatitis virales en los últimos años y el gran potencial de nuevos fármacos para curarlas. Sin embargo, destaca la necesidad de hacerlos más asequibles y accesibles para las personas que los necesitan.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 28 Juillet 2014 10:21
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Dominican Republic is first country in the Americas to publish guidelines for clinical management of chikungunya

guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of chikungunya

Prepared by the Ministry of Public Health with support from PAHO/WHO, the guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the disease.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 21 Juillet 2014 08:59
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