14 Nov 2014
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, November 24th, 2014. On Tuesday, November 10th, the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations…
27 Apr 2013
Country seeks to protect 1.2 million women of childbearing age and more than 240,000 babies born each year Port-of-Prince, Haiti, 27 April 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Haiti today kicked off a new campaign to vaccinate women of childbearing age against tetanus during a launching event for the 11th Vaccination Week in the Americas.…
15 Apr 2013
About 20 international experts from 13 countries as well as 40 national experts from more than 15 states participated in the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN) meeting, which was held at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Country Office in Brasilia, Brazil from March 12th to 14th, 2013…
20 Mar 2013
During the week of March 18 to 22, the Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health of Brazil, started a deworming and leprosy case-finding campaign aimed at 9.2 million school age children, in 800 municipalities in 27 states. This campaign, which is part of Brazil´s "Integrated Strategic Action Plan for elimination of leprosy,…
16 Nov 2011
Bogotá, Colombia, 16 November 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - Colombia has become the first country in the Western Hemisphere to eliminate onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness) within its national borders, according to an announcement made by Colombian health authorities at the 21st Inter-American Conference on Onchocerciasis in Bogotá last week…
26 Feb 2008
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2008 (PAHO)—The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) of Paraguay has reported the confirmation of 16 cases of yellow fever (YF), including three deaths. Seven of these cases, young people who visited rural areas, are from the Department of San Pedro, and are related to the jungle cycle of the virus.…