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24 Oct 2019
Montevideo, October 24th, 2019-  Are you a sexual/reproductive health researcher or advocate? Passionate about sexual health in practice or research? The WHO and partners need your feedback on a survey instrument assessing sexual practices, behaviors, and outcomes worldwide. Click here to make a submission Background To date, there is no…
17 Oct 2019
Nassau, Bahamas, Sept. 8, 2019 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The devastating category 5 storm made landfall exactly one week ago in northwest Bahamas, and…
10 Oct 2019
The Latin-American and Caribbean Center for Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO), in its mission to contribute to the development of health in Latin American and Caribbean countries through the democratization of access, publication and use of scientific information, knowledge and evidence, offers technical cooperation to the countries of…
10 Oct 2019
What is dengue? Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Because the infection may be asymptomatic or present itself with a broad range of symptoms (both severe and non-severe) such as flu-like, it continues to remain a public health problem globally especially in the Americas. …
7 Oct 2019
With the objective of offering scientific editors, researchers, health professionals and post-graduate students the most important elements to keep in mind while writing scientific articles, Dr. Lilian Calò, BIREME/PAHO/WHO Scholarly Communication Coordinator, gave a workshop in Asunción, Paraguay, on September 17-19. The Representation of the…
1 Oct 2019
PAHO's 57th Directing Council meets from September 30 to October 10, and includes ministers of health and high-level officials from all countries of the Americas. It is important that all employees, regardless of their role in the Organization, be familiar with the agenda and resolutions of this important meeting. During the 57th Directing…
1 Oct 2019
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are launching a regional communication and awareness campaign on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in disaster management in the Caribbean. Under the theme “Stronger Together”, the campaign aims to offer information and strategies to…
30 Sep 2019
Washington D.C. 30 September 2010 (PAHO/WHO) − The photo exhibit Best practices can save women´s lives launched today to shine a light on good practices to reduce maternal mortality from the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 10 priority countries for this topic: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua,…
30 Sep 2019
Washington, September 2019--  In the province of Condorcanqui, in Peru's Amazonas Region, health personnel and community leaders of the Awahun indigenous people have come together to identify health needs and problems affecting access to maternal health services since 2016, thanks to the Integrated Health Systems for Latin America and the…