Category Archives: Day 2

Advancing the social determinants of health, in the Americas and beyond

Participants in a special side event to the 52nd Directing Council described successful efforts to address the social determinants of health in countries of the Americas as well as in other regions.

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Countries of the Americas will work to improve LGBT access to health services

Delegates from the countries of the Americas participating in the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today approved a draft resolution calling on Member States to work to promote the provision of health services to lesbian … Continue reading

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Revolving Fund and its guiding principles

Delegates to the 52nd Directing Council passed a resolution endorsing the time-honored mechanisms and procedures of the PAHO Revolving Fund for Vaccine Procurement, including its policy to ensure that vaccines purchase through the Fund are acquired at the lowest price.

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Interview with Dr. Guillermo Ruiz Palacios, Director of the Mexican National Institutes of Health

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Fukuda briefs Directing Council delegates on MERS-CoV and A(H7N9)

Keiji Fukuda, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, briefed delegates to the 52nd Directing Council on the status of outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the influenza virus A(H7N9), which are being closely monitored for … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Carina Vance Mafla, Minister of Public Health of Ecuador

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PAHO Program Budget 2014–2015 approved

Country delegations from the Americas participating in the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved the PAHO Program and Budget 2014–2015 proposal today.

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