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World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet

girl on slide 150x150 Copy The report, A Future for the World’s Children?, finds that the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children.

PAHO Director urges readiness to detect cases of new coronavirus in the Americas

paho briefing ncov oas ambassadors 1400x933 Copy She also called for informing health workers on the virus and strengthening infection prevention and control measures in health facilities to prevent them from contracting acute respiratory diseases

Ultra-processed foods gain ground among Latin American and Caribbean families

ultraprocessed food 1500x1042 Copy Ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food with poor nutritional quality are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a report published by the Pan American Health Organization, “Ultra-processed food and drink products in Latin America: Sales, sources, nutrient profiles, and policy implications.”

PAHO BAH celebrates children's health rights for Universal Children's Day

photo with Minister Campbel

PAHO/WHO Bahamas and partners observed Universal Children’s Day with special emphasis on the health-related rights of the child.

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