Evaluation Report - Wellness Week in the Americas 2013

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The Wellness Week is celebrated annually toraise awareness on the importance of enabling local environments to better off conditions for healthy living and improve access tohealthy choices in settings where people grow, learn, work and enjoy life, The Wellness Week has been successful in attracting interest and mobilizing a growing number of countries and health promotion networks across the Americas.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the Wellness Week in 2011 in an effort to translate commitments from the UN Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases in the Americas. This initiative built uoon the Caribbean Wellness Day, celebrated also in September by the English-speaking Caribbean countries since 2009.