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Active ImageThe Strategic Fund has been structured through a series of internal (within PAHO) and external partnerships to maximize support to participating countries. 

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July 13, 2012 :: Maternal Health

2012-07-13 15:48:21

19-year old Merise Merita is a single mother and lives in a poor neighborhood in Port-Salut, Haiti. She is one of thousands of women who benefited from a project that has offered free obstetric care to poor women since 2008.

Marise says, "This is my first child. I attended two prenatal consultations at the hospital. I did not have problems during pregnancy but I did have complications during the birth and am happy I delivered at the hospital. At home the baby could have died."

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(June) Workshop On VINUVA—The New Vaccines Surveillance Tool

2012-07-12 00:00:00

VINUVA (from "New Vaccines Surveillance" in Spanish) was created by the Pan American Health Organiza-tion (PAHO) in 2011 to provide a standardized computerized tool for the countries in the Region of the Americas that are part of the rotavirus and invasive bacterial disease surveillance network. The VINUVA workshop was held on 5-6 June 2012 in Paramaribo, Suriname for Caribbean countries that are part of the rotavirus diarrheal surveillance network. The objectives of the workshop were to discuss the new surveil-lance reporting processes between the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and its reporting countries; discuss the required surveillance indicators; identify the person in each hospital responsible for the monthly recording of the surveillance data in VINUVA; identify the person per country responsible for verifying and approving the surveillance data; and train participants in using the VINUVA tool.

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Latin American Experts Debate the Future of Hospitals in the Americas

2012-06-26 06:54:07

Experts in health services are meeting in Panama, looking at and discussing the current situation and the future of hospitals in the Region of the Americas, in order to make recommendations for the development of a Regional Agenda for Hospitals in Integrated Health Services Networks.

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