Author Archives: PAHO/WHO

Executive Committee sets dates and agenda items for its future sessions and the next PAHO Directing Council

The 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and 66th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas will take place 29 September–3 October 2014, as established by the 153rd Session of the Executive Meeting today.

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Resolution approved on cooperation for health development in the Americas

Health authorities approved a resolution to strengthen cooperation for health development in the Americas and adapt it to a broader concept of cooperation among countries and partnerships.

Posted in Cooperation for Health Development, Day 5, Directing Council

Countries discuss progress on the regional plan on worker’s health

The countries approved the progress report on the regional plan on worker’s health, which aims to analyze the development of a new plan for worker’s health for the 2014-2019 period, so that it meets the new global, regional, and national … Continue reading

Posted in Day 4, Directing Council

Uruguay: Tobacco industry battles are assaults against the world’s health

The delegate of Uruguay, Andrés Coitiño, said today that the actions of the tobacco industry to curb tobacco control measures taken by countries like Australia and Uruguay are assaults against the health of the world.

Posted in Day 4, Directing Council, Tobacco Control

Indoor public places and workplaces and public transportation are 100% smoke-free in 17 countries of the Region

In 17 countries of the Americas, all indoor public places and workplaces and public transportation are 100% smoke-free, according to the report on the Region’s implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) submitted to the plenary of … Continue reading

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Region advances toward elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

In assessing the mid-term progress report of the strategy adopted in 2010, which sets a target of 2015 to eliminate these pathways for transmission, the country representatives praised the progress made in the region toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s Minister of Health and Sports chairs 52nd Directing Council

The Minister of Health and Sports of Bolivia, Juan Carlos Calvimontes, chairs the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from Wednesday through Friday, in replacement of the Minister of Health of Ecuador, Carina Vance Mafla, who … Continue reading

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