health-climate-150pxHealth and the environment in the age of sustainable development was the topic of one of the technical sessions held by WHO as part of the World Health Assembly. The session examinedthe steps needed to secure greater political commitment to action in this area.

Vaccination effortsThe greatest challenge facing the Region of the Americas, now that measles and rubella have been eliminated, is to maintain this achievement and support other regions to accelerate the elimination of the two diseases and ultimately to achieve worldwide eradication, said Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) during a technical briefing at the 70th World Health Assembly.

70wha-caricom-2-150pxThe Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, met this afternoon with the Ministers of Health of the CARICOM, with the aim of studying a variety of subjects related to the organization and to its constituent countries.

70wha-basso-ms-uruguay-150pxYouth activists from Africa and Asia joined with the Uruguayan Minister of Public Health and several other panelists at a World Health Assembly side event today, to call for national health policies and services that are accountable and responsive to the health rights and needs of adolescents.

kuri-morales-150pxMajor disease outbreaks have become more common around the globe - testing the resiliency of health systems and essential services to protect the health of vulnerable populations.