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PAHO launches mobile app to measure cardiovascular risk

PAHO Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

On the occasion ofWorld Heart Day, celebrated each Sept. 29, the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is launching a new app for mobile devices and computers that calculates people’s risk of cardiovascular disease and can help motivate them to take steps to lower that risk.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 16:02

PANAFTOSA opens high security facilities of its OIE/FAO reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease

laboratorio de referencia

The Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) has started the activities of its reference laboratory in new high security facilities that will carry out diagnosis and research on the foot-and-mouth virus, in accordance with international biosafety standard

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:39

Wellness Week in the Americas will promote healthy living and healthy policies

Wellness week

The 4th annual Wellness Week in the Americas will kick off this Saturday, Sept. 13, with activities throughout the hemisphere that promote healthy living and healthy policies. The regional initiative, which is led by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), promotes opportunities for healthy living to help prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory conditions, which are now the leading causes of death, illness and disability in countries throughout the Americas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:14

U.S. National Park Service and Pan American Health Organization partner to promote healthy living during Wellness Week

Wellness Week events

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), to promote Wellness Week activities during the week of September 13-19. During Wellness Week, countries of the Americas join in a week of celebrations showcasing innovative, effective ways to promote health and well-being by advocating for healthy public policies and by engaging individuals, families, and communities in healthy, active lifestyles.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:55

Haiti launches cholera vaccination campaign

Haitian being vaccinated against cholera

Haiti launched a cholera vaccination campaign last week that seeks to reach 200,000 people in three departments. The campaign is being led by the Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) with support from the United Nations and a coalition of strategic partners, including the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:37
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