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PAHO Director Presents Guinness Record for Handwashing to Peru and Names Dr. David Tejada as "Public Health Hero of the Americas"

2012-03-05 16:27:31

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, presented Peru with the Guinness world record for mass handwashing on March 2 and recognized the country for contributing the largest number of handwashers toward a regional Guinness world record for the Americas. A total of 604,246 students from throughout Peru washed their hands simultaneously on World Handwashing Day 2011 (Oct. 14).

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Third Ibero-American Contest for Good Health Promotion Practices in School Settings

2011-11-30 10:11:14

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in collaboration with PROINAPSA-UIS, are pleased to announce that the Third Ibero- American Contest for Good Health Promotion Practices in School Settings is open for participants to register.

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Statement by Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization, on the “D.C. Healthy Schools Act”

2010-05-13 10:19:34

PAHO Director Dr. Mirta RosesI wish to congratulate the Council of the District of Columbia for its approval of the new D.C. Healthy Schools Act, a groundbreaking law that sets an example for cities, states, and countries throughout the Americas.

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On Global Handwashing Day, the Americas Want to Break a Guinness Record

2009-10-08 11:23:01

Children washing their handsTo celebrate Global Handwashing Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is inviting schoolchildren from all the countries of the Americas to establish a Guinness World Record for the number of students who wash their hands with soap and water at noon on 15 October 2009.

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