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Human Rights and Health Series
This series of technical notes is part of a technical cooperation initiative by the Office of the Legal Advisor of the Pan American Health Organization aimed at publicizing how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other fundamental treaties serve to guarantee the right to health.
Read our World Health Day newsletter which draws together a selection of recent publications relating to this year’s theme: Our Planet, Our Health. Topics include: climate change; essential environmental public health functions; access to water and sanitation; food package labelling to tackle unhealthy diets; health equity in the Region; and health and human rights.
2030 Agenda for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Look from the Human Rights Perspective
This publication seeks to provide the most up-to-date overview of SDG Targets 6.1 and 6.2 in Latin America and the Caribbean. It presents a detailed characterization of national and subnational situations in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. It shows that a significant proportion of the population still lacks adequate access to water and sanitation services.
This 5-yearly report provides extensive country and regional data on suicide in the Americas disaggregated by age, sex, and methods used. It also includes an analysis of risk factors and links to country mortality rates.
Measles and rubella re-emerged in the Americas in 2019 after previously being eliminated. This report guides Member States on the procedures for re-verifying disease elimination to reclaim their measles and rubella-free status.
This publication provides high-level information about salt/sodium reduction initiatives in the Region of the Americas, mapping existing country policies and identifying gaps, with reference to WHO’s “Best Buys” recommendations.
The Digital Transformation Toolkit Series consists of 10 technical tools that each focus on a different aspect of health information systems. The goal is to promote universal health through reliable strategic information.