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Press Releases: Adolescent Health



  • Concurso convocado por la OPS en buenas practicas en la ampliación de la consejería y prueba voluntaria en población HSH en los países andinos (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia)
    La ampliación en el acceso a y la demanda de la prueba voluntaria para VIH es una de las medidas críticas para asegurar un diagnóstico temprano que permita instaurar el tratamiento adecuado para controlar la progresión de la enfermedad. Además, la provisión de acciones de orientación, apoyo (consejería) y educación, junto con la entrega de resultados de la prueba,  contribuyen a lograr el control de la epidemia en cualquier entorno mediante la aplicación de principios de prevención de la transmisión del VIH. En países con epidemias catalogadas como concentradas, es  especialmente importante aumentar el conocimiento de las poblaciones en mayor riesgo (PEMAR) acerca de su estado frente al VIH, ya que actualmente solo un  número reducido de ellas lo conoce.  Las personas que reciben información y orientación junto con los resultados de la prueba, es más probable que reduzcan sus conductas de riesgo.   
  • Workshop on comprehensive care to gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM)

    Ciudad Juarez, México, September 7, 2010 (PAHO/WHO).  The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization U.S.-Mexico Border Office (PAHO/WHO) recognizing the importance of primary care services to ensure the health of communities and nations. This time it focuses on physical and mental health of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), one of the most marginalized groups in Latin American countries. In part due to ignorance, stigma, and homophobia, health services primary health care, typically have not been adequately responsive to the health needs of these men, as well as the existing health centers are not accurate designed or lack the resources to provide the full range of services they need.

    September 7-10, 2010
    MARIA BONITA HOTEL

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm   
     
    Av. Parque R. Pérez Serna # 1721
    Magnaplex Industrial, Ciudad Juárez, Chih., México CP 32419

    (Open to media from 9:00-10:30 am on September 7, see agenda attached)

  • Invitation for the Washington D.C. documentary première of "Translatina"

    PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS and Latin@s en Acción invite you to participate in the Washington D.C. première of:  Translatina

    When: Thursday, July 29 2010, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    (Welcome and refreshments/appetizers from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening of the documentary)
    Where: Pan American Health Organization, 525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C

  • Caribbean countries review progress towards Elimination Initiative

                     

    Caribbean countries review progress towards Elimination Initiative

    Nassau, The Bahamas, June 11 2010 - The Caribbean is making steady progress towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. This was the key finding of the meeting of 14 Chief Medical Officers (CMO) of the English speaking Caribbean and medical authorities from Haiti and the Dominican Republic which ended in the Bahamas today.

  • Contest Registration on Best Practices in the Management of Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean (due June 22)

    Washington, D.C, 19 May 2010 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization has launched a competition on successful experiences in the management of the compliance with the antiretroviral therapies in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

    The contest is open up to 22 June 2010, which was extended from the original due date 14 June for Caribbean participants.   The objective of this competition is to collect and disseminate positive experiences in the evaluation and improvement of the adherence in different centers of health care of HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean.   The information will permit to identify and disseminate good clinical practice that results in an improvement of the attention and of the quality of life of men and women who receive antiretroviral therapy in the Region.  

    In this competition the best experience will be selected and rewarded.   The author of the project selected as the better experience will receive an award consisting of a 5 days internship in PAHO Headquarters/WHO in Washington, D.C. During the internship, the winner should put forward the work detailing the same and will participate in the design of a proposal of implementation of similar activities in other areas.  

    We appreciate disseminating the information regarding this competition to members, counterparts, and other interested parties in order to ensure a broad participation.

    Click here for more information on how to participate

  • Ministers of Health approve strategy to improve health of adolescents and young adults

    (Text available only in Spanish)

    Latin-American adolescents

    The public health authorities of the Region of the Americas reached a consensus on their determination to promote strategies and programs focused on the health and development of adolescents and young adults.

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