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Environmental Health

Agriculture and Health Authorities Highlight the Importance of Coordinated Interaction between Agriculture, Health and Environment to Ensure Food and Nutritional Security

2012-07-27 14:17:27

Ministers of Health and Agriculture of the Americas expressed a growing need to maintain and strengthen coordination between Public and Animal Health...

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The Health of the Island of Hispaniola at the Heart of Rio+20

2012-06-20 20:16:34

The UN side event at Rio+20 “Water and Sustainable Development: Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola”, promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), discussed how to increase infrastructure coverage and delivery of water and sanitation...

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The Future We Want: A Healthier Planet

2012-06-19 09:17:42

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people suffer severe financial hardship each year because they fall ill, use health services and have to pay for them on the spot. Many have to sell assets or go into debt to meet the payments. 100 million people are pushed below the poverty line for these reasons.

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Road to Rio +20: The Importance of Health and Equity to Ensure a Sustainable Development

2012-06-13 16:30:57


A week before the Rio +20 World Conference, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, called on governments, academia and social groups to consider the importance of equity and health...

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