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PAHO and WHO urge countries to reduce sugar consumption among adults and children

Reduction of sugar consumption

New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that adults and children reduce their daily intake of "free sugars" to less than 10% of total calories. A further reduction to below 5%—or roughly 6 teaspoons per day in a typical 2,000-calorie diet—would provide additional health benefits, the guidelines say.

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Las anomalías congénitas son la segunda causa de muerte en los niños menores de 5 años en las Américas

anomalias congenitas

Con el fin de generar conciencia sobre el impacto de las anomalías congénitas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), junto a otras 11 organizaciones líderes en salud global, impulsa por primera vez la conmemoración del Día Mundial de los Defectos de Nacimiento el próximo 3 de marzo.

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PAHO/WHO supports CDC-led effort to eliminate malaria on Hispaniola by 2020

malaria paho cdc

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. 

Última atualização em Qui, 26 de Fevereiro de 2015 15:31
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Tobacco: 10 years fighting a top killer in the Americas

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Despite fierce opposition from the tobacco industry, a number of countries in the Americas have made major progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This week marks a decade since the agreement took effect as the world's first international health treaty.

Última atualização em Qua, 04 de Março de 2015 14:14
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Más de 100 millones de personas padecen alguna enfermedad infecciosa desatendida en las Américas

treating neglected diseases

Un total de diez enfermedades podrían ser eliminadas de región entre 2015 y 2020, y otras dos, mejor controladas. La OMS instó a los países del mundo a aumentar las inversiones para enfrentarlas.

Última atualização em Ter, 24 de Fevereiro de 2015 13:26
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