Web Notes

5 Sep 2018
Washington, DC, 5 September 2018 (PAHO/WHO)- “Building healthy communities for everyone” is the slogan for the Pan American Health Organization´s (PAHO) Wellness Week 2018, which will be celebrated 8-14 September in more than 20 countries of the Americas. Since its inception in 2011, Wellness Week has called for action to combat noncommunicable…
12 Sep 2016
Washington, DC, September 12, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)  - A series of events celebrating the Pan American Health Organization's Wellness Week kicked off today in Washington, with a financial wellbeing webinar and a healthy food fest.   "All for Health, Step Up!"  Is the event's theme for 2016, focusing on health promotion and…
1 Apr 2013
What:  High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for death worldwide. One in three adults has hypertension, which increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. This is the theme of this year's World Health Day, which is celebrated every April 7. In observance of World Health Day, the Pan American Health Organization (…
24 Jun 2012
Washington, D.C., 24 June 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - World Hepatitis Day is commemorated next July 28th. For this reason and, in response to World Health Assembly resolution (WHA 63.18), PAHO is getting ready for the celebration of such event, both in the countries and in Washington DC headquarters, USA. To date, some countries in the Region have already…
11 Jun 2012
El objetivo del debate es promover la Coalición Regional sobre Agua y Saneamiento para Eliminar el Cólera en la Isla La Española (Haití y la República Dominicana) y presentar los planes de acción previstos para ampliar la cobertura de infraestructura y la prestación de servicios de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento con el fin de eliminar el…
14 Sep 2011
What:  The launch of Wellness Week, an initiative designed to promote ways cities can help prevent noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and diabetes by creating environments that promote good nutrition, physical activity, and prevention of tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol. Activities in New…
17 Aug 2011
Washington, D.C., August 17, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) - Three journalists whose reports examine the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Latin America won the 2011 Latin American Health Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Red-Salud, the Communication Initiative, and the…
7 Apr 2011
PAHO/WHO calls for action to curb dangerous growth of antimicrobial resistance Washington, D.C., 7 April 2011 (PAHO/WHO) — The widespread misuse of antimicrobial medications, coupled with poor patient care in health facilities, could lead to a future of deadly "untreatable infections," experts said today in panel discussions organized by the…
18 Nov 2010
WHAT:  Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2010 - Violence against Women: New evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean. WHO: The Pan American Health Organization, in partnership with the Unite to End Violence Against Women Campaign, the International Center for Research on Women, the Men…