PAHO/WHO urges better detection and treatment of tuberculosis to "End TB" in the Americas

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On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries in the Americas to step up efforts to detect and treat people with tuberculosis, to bring the epidemic to an end in the region by 2030.

Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for Haiti

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On World Water Day 2015, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola is calling for stepped-up support from the international community to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic end the cholera epidemic on their shared island.

PAHO/WHO initiative seeks to reduce maternal deaths from hemorrhage in the Americas

“Crédito foto:   Libby Renée Espinoza Aguilar, primer premio, El Salvador, “Concurso maternidad segura”

One in five maternal deaths in the Americas is the result of obstetric hemorrhage during or immediately after childbirth. To prevent these deaths, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recently launched the “Zero maternal deaths from hemorrhage” initiative.

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