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Number of babies born with HIV declined 78% in Latin America and the Caribbean, says new PAHO/WHO report

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The number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean declined by 78% between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis in the Americas, takes stock of progress in the region's countries toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action

Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action
This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics. (© PAHO, 2005)  
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PAHO/WHO, Korea International Cooperation Agency form alliance to fight tuberculosis in Peru

Alliance PAHO/WHO and Korea to fight TB

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement yesterday to jointly support the Ministry of Health of Peru in fighting tuberculosis (TB) in the country's capital, where 57% of all TB cases are concentrated.

PAHO Releases New Wind Hazard Maps for the Caribbean

The Pan American Health Organization Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination unit, through Applied Research Associates, has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America. The maps are intended to replace older maps currently in use for structural design and risk assessment. They are an important aid for engineers, developers, and others whose work requires knowledge of wind hazards. 

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