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AIDS
By Edition On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic

Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions. WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization More...

Dr Etienne, PAHO Director, Global Conference on Primary Health Care
By Edition On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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‘Health is a right of the people and a responsibility of government,’ says PAHO Director

Health is a human right, and it is governments' responsibility to ensure that right, said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, on October 26th, during the closing More...

climate-change
By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Caribbean Ministers of Health meet to approve plan on health system resilience in the face of climate change

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate convenes health authorities and experts from PAHO/WHO to develop an Action Plan for Small Island Developing States in the Region WASHINGTON -  Ministers from across More...

MENTHOL-CIGARETTES
By Edition On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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PAHO says not enough Caribbean countries implementing effective tobacco control measures

WASHINGTON - While progress has been made to address the tobacco epidemic in the Americas, over one-third of countries in the region has yet to implement the highest level of effective tobacco control measures. And More...

hepatitis
By Edition On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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PAHO calls for action to reduce deaths from hepatitis in the region

WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas. PAHO called on countries in that region to urgently More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Get vaccinated against measles and rubella before travelling to the World Cup, advises PAHO/WHO

WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has recommended that all those travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ensure that they´re up-to-date with all their vaccinations, More...

Mosquito
By Edition On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Caribbean warned to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of dengue fever

While Chikungunya and Zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Surveillance system monitoring for diphtheria after PAHO regional alert

WILLEMSTAD - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in a recent epidemiological alert to public health agencies in the Americas, gave an update with respect to diphtheria in the Americas. Diphtheria is an infection More...

Mosquito
By Edition On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Yellow Fever: PAHO urges unvaccinated travellers to get vaccinated

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent epidemiological report about yellow fever in the Americas, says between January 2016 and 13 March 2018, seven countries and More...