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Virtual Course on Gender and Health in a framework of human rights and diversity - “Promoting Gender Equality in the Caribbean”

2013-08-18 15:05:43


Trinidad and Tobago, 15th August, 2013.
 A four day training/orientation meeting for tutors in preparation for a September introduction of the 1st virtual course on gender and health, for the Caribbean, concludes today. PAHO’s Gender and Cultural Diversity Unit (GD) with the support of the PWR/TRT and PWR/CPC is contributing to the paucity of data and information to thoroughly assess the specific gender and health needs and situation of girls and boys, and women and men. It is of great concern to all that boys and men experience high morbidity and mortality, especially between 20 and 39 years, whilst domestic violence and femicide continue to foster morbidity, disability and premature mortality.

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PAHO/WHO Offers Fifteen Free Courses through the Virtual Campus for Public Health

2013-08-01 20:31:01

Diabetes, health and human rights, and risk communication: these are a few of the topics that can be studied free of charge in online courses available through the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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PAHO/WHO honors efforts to improve gender equity in health in Latin America

2013-06-07 18:10:18

An Ecuadorian initiative that saves maternal lives by integrating ancestral practices with modern medicine and an Argentine effort that involves men in HIV testing and counseling and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV were honored as “best practices” today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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To reduce health inequity, disaggregate health data by social determinants

2013-05-23 02:39:12

Health data should be disaggregated by social determinants, in addition to gender, said Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) during a meeting on Gender, equity and human rights: breaking down the data to see the reality, organized by Canada’s delegation to the 66th World Health Assembly.

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