Web Notes

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…
21 Oct 2010
Washington, Oct. 21, 2010, (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization said today that it has received laboratory confirmation of cases of cholera in Haiti, in Artibonite province, and is responding to help the Ministry of Health assess the situation and respond appropriately to save lives. So far, PAHO has been informed that more than 1,500…
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)…