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Distance Education

2010-07-13 14:27:07

  • Graduate-level certificate program in promoting adolescent and youth development and violence prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean (University of San Marcos, Peru. Course based on TEACH VIP Youth, a course in designing effective programs to prevent the violence affecting adolescents and youth developed by PAHO/GTZ). In completing the course, participants will have aquired the conceputal, procedural and actitudinal competencies that will allow them to apply appropriate strategies, methodologies, tools, and instruments to prevent the violence that affects adolescents and youth.
  • The Health and Development of Adolescents, a distance education certificate program offered through the Universidad Católica de Chile. This program is designated for health professionals that are involved in the care of adolescents: doctors, nurses, midwife, and psychologists. Read more...
  • Putting it all together. Capacity building program in adolescent sexual and reproductive health.. Designed for health providers working at the primary care level –doctors, OB/GYN, nurses and other providers that interact with youth. The objective of this program is to offer updated information, useful tools, and a space to develop attitudes and competencies that will improve the counseling and health services for adolescents. Enter...
  • University of Buenos Aires, College of Virtual Medicine. Virtual course on adolescents. More...
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Adolescents - Welcome

2010-07-12 10:43:47

Young people are a sizable age group, comprising approximately 30% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean. Adolescents are generally considered to be a “healthy” segment of the population, and their health needs are often overlooked. However, investing in health and education for young people and the alignment of economic policies enable productivity and economic growth. Furthermore, investment in young people’s health is essential to protect investments made in childhood (e.g. significant investments in vaccines and food programs) and secures the health of the future adult population. Most habits detrimental to health are acquired during adolescence and youth and manifest themselves as health problems in adulthood (e.g. lung cancer caused by the consumption of tobacco), adding an avoidable financial burden to the health systems.

PAHO’s technical cooperation is summarized in the Adolescent and Youth Regional Strategy and Plan of Action.

Another document of interest from the 2011 World Health Assembly is available here: Youth and Health Risks

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PAHO Director Makes Official Visit to Uruguay

2009-08-19 13:28:56

ImageOn 20-21 August, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, will make an official visit to Uruguay, where she will participate in events to discuss critical health issues and consolidate PAHO efforts to improve primary health care (PHC) throughout the Hemisphere.
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