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Countries analyze proposal on evidence-based policy-making for national immunization programs

The 52nd PAHO Directing Council this afternoon discussed a proposal that aims to ensure that national immunization programs have the necessary skills to meet the challenges of decision-making processes. To achieve this, the proposal suggests expanding the evidence base beyond … Continue reading

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Progress report on health-related Millennium Development Goals for 2015 analyzed

The delegations discussed a report detailing the region’s progress on and the challenges to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related directly to health, which include, among others, reducing maternal and infant mortality.

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Ministers of health of the Americas approve resolution on chronic kidney disease from non-traditional causes

Health ministers approved today a resolution that recognizes chronic kidney disease from non-traditional causes as a serious public health problem and that urges Member States to promote research to determine the causes of this disease, among other measures.

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Canada, Nicaragua, United States suggest evaluating existing mechanisms to avoid duplicating efforts in the analysis of the Region’s drug problem

  Canada, Nicaragua, and the United States raised the need to avoid the duplication of efforts when undertaking the study on health systems capacity proposed by the delegation of Guatemala.

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Guatemala proposes PAHO generate report on current state of health systems for treating people with substance abuse problems

During consideration of the progress report on the Plan of Action on Psychoactive Substance Use and Public Health, the countries discussed a proposal from the representation of Guatemala that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) prepare a report on the … Continue reading

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Report on conclusions of the last General Assembly of the Organization of American States

The Director of the Department of External Relations, Partnerships, and Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Irene Klinger, presented a report to the 52nd Directing Council on resolutions adopted at the Forty-third General Assembly of the … Continue reading

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Brazil: Cooperation is an instrument for development

The delegate of Brazil, Alberto Kleiman, emphasized his country’s belief that cooperation is an instrument that drives development. He said that the challenges facing the Region call of the adoption of new cooperation modalities and, in this sense, Brazil has … Continue reading

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