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March 16, 2012 :: Sanitation

2012-03-16 14:47:12

Photo: Peru 1991. After a disaster and in everyday life, public health interventions that allow for adequate sanitation in communities prevent the spread of disease and help save lives. In Panama, the joint program Economic Governance of Water and Sanitation works to reduce gaps in public services of safe water and sanitation in vulnerable indigenous areas of the Comarca Ngabe-Buglé. The program aims to expand coverage and improve the quality of services through household connections to 2,073 homes and 20 schools in 76 communities, which benefited close to 14,500 people.

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Conference examines use of human rights laws & instruments to promote health

2012-03-15 14:06:57

The use of human rights law and instruments to protect and promote the right to health was the focus of debate and recommendations by...

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The Right of Young People to Health and Gender Identities

2011-12-07 11:30:46


The present document is based on PAHO’s technical cooperation carried out in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Guatemala pursuant to the Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescents and Youth Health and the Plan of Action on Adolescents and Youth Health. Its purpose was to protect and promote the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of health (“right to health”) and other related human rights and fundamental freedoms of young people and women and men in situation of vulnerability (including people living with HIV; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons, designated collectively under the acronym LGBTI persons).

Link to publication: The Right of Young People to Health and Gender Identities. Trends and Targets for Public Health Action 

Brochure: The Right of Young People to Health and Gender Identities - Brochure

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PAHO launches new human rights report, honors leaders on the right to health

2011-12-06 14:59:53

A new report that analyzes tendencies in Latin America and the Caribbean in the enjoyment of health and human rights related to young people’s gender identity and sexual orientation was launched Dec. 8 by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) during an event celebrating Human Rights Day 2011.

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