Health officials briefed on Ebola and chikungunya during 53rd PAHO Directing Council

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Delegates to the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) were briefed today on the Ebola in West Africa and chikungunya in the Americas, both rapidly spreading epidemics that show the importance of public health preparedness and response.

Countries of the Americas seek to ensure safe and ample blood supplies through 100% voluntary donation

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Ministers of Health from throughout the Americas today agreed on a series of actions to ensure safe and sufficient supplies of blood and blood products through voluntary altruistic donations, with the goal of saving lives and improving the health of patients who need transfusions.

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