Technical Unit News

3 Oct 2008
Washington, D.C., 3 de octubre 2008 (OPS)—En la Región de las Américas, la obesidad y la diabetes están alcanzando proporciones epidémicas. La prevalencia de la obesidad está aumentando en todos los grupos de edad. Estudios en Chile y México indican que entre un 7 y un 12 por ciento de los niños menores de cinco años y una quinta parte de los…
12 May 2008
With Cervical Cancer Killing 33,000 Annually in the Region, Experts in Mexico City Consider Promise, Costs of Detection, Treatment and Introduction of New Vaccines against Deadly Virus. Researchers Report that Better Screening, Treatment, and Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Latin America, Caribbean. Mexico…
27 Apr 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008-The regional heads of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNDP (United Nations Development Program), UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund), and WFP (the United Nations World Food Programme),…
27 Mar 2008
By Ingrid Cotto Salsa's "golden boy" is paying tribute to his fans and the women in his life by joining with the Pan American Health Organization in a new campaign to end domestic violence. Jerry Rivera's website prominently features his PAHO public service announcement on violence against women. (Photo: jerryrivera.com)…
26 Mar 2008
Washington, D.C., September 26, 2007 (PAHO)—Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute, and to become partners in promoting healthy diets throughout the Americas. The call came at a meeting…
11 Nov 2005
Photos: Meeting of National Directors of Epidemiology and Malaria Programs(San José, Costa Rica, 7—10 November 2005) Representatives from 21 endemic countries of the Americas attended this major regional meeting, along with…