Technical Unit News

Washington, DC, 19 November 2009 (PAHO) - A program executed by PAHO for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is addressing the most widespread communicable diseases in South America. The PCPCD program currently reaches five countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela) and targets five diseases and/or disease…
Countries work together to reduce burden of Chronic Noncommunicable DiseasesPeru is hosting the Biennial Meeting of…
Caribbean Countries Celebrate Healthy LifestylesCWD logoOn the week of 7-12 September, Caribbean countries will celebrate…
The International Labour Office (ILO) declared April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Each year this date is observed in commemoration of the workers who suffered injuries, diseases or fatalities; and to celebrate those that were effectively prevented. "Healthy Workplaces: my Work, my Health - April 22"    * To view the…
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…
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…
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),…
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)…