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International Health Promotion Congress in Cuba

  •  International Health Promotion Congress
  • First Regional Congress of School Health Promotion
  • IX Regional Health Promotion and Health Education Workshop in Schools and University Settings
  • V Meeting of the Latin American Health Promoting Schools Network

 Havana, Cuba
April 7-10, 2014

Hundreds of health promotion practitioners and students across the Americas and other parts of the world are expected to attend this Regional event.  The Congressional Palace in Havana will be the venue for discussing global health promotion priorities in connection with the Health in All Policies framework, and the Determinants of Health  A wide-rage of themes and presentation formats will give participants the opportunity to expand their networks, and share the latest work taking place in schools, universities, municipalities, and other health promotion settings. In addition, several courses and workshops will be offered on Monday, April 7, in the afternoon, prior to the official opening ceremony of the event. 

The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 31. Please, note that no financial aid is available, however a special discount registration fee is now being offered through February 28th, 2014. 

PAHO Announces the #TouchingLives Contest Winners

The Pan American Health Organization is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 #TouchingLives Contest.

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Let's Break a New Handwashing Record on October 15th.

Every year on October 15, countries around the world cellebrate and promote one of the most cost-effective health interventions: hand washing with water and soap. PAHO, in collaboration with the Global Handwashing Day partners, and the ountries of the Amricas are calling students and local institutions to break a new World Guinness Record on handwashing. Our goal this year is to have over ONE MILLION people washing their hands at the same time, in multiple locations, on Tuesday October 15th. Would you like to join?