Category Archives: Day 3

Health authorities of the Americas, the GAVI Alliance, and PAHO join efforts for vaccination

Representatives of ministries of health of the Americas, the Secretariat of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) met to analyze the results of their joint efforts and to assess opportunities to … Continue reading

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Former Guatemalan president calls for political will to eliminate neglected diseases in the Americas

The application of political will is necessary to achieve the elimination of neglected diseases in the Americas, noted Álvaro Arzú, former President of Guatemala and Ambassador of Good Will of the Sabin Institute, during a special side event held during … Continue reading

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Chronic kidney disease is a public health problem that requires further research: debate begins on related resolution

Delegates of the countries of the Americas attending the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) considered a resolution that recognizes chronic kidney disease from non-traditional causes as a serious public health problem and that urges Member … Continue reading

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Delegates discuss Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

High-level health authorities of the Americas discussed the Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which are responsible for three of every four deaths in the Region, or about 4.45 million deaths annually.

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Expert panel discusses road to universal coverage in the Americas

The road to universal health coverage, its definitions, and experiences in the Region were among the topics discussed this afternoon by a panel of experts who also analyzed how the Americas should proceed to become one of the first regions … Continue reading

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Minister of Health of El Salvador honored for her career in public health

The Minister of Health of El Salvador, Dr. María Isabel Rodríguez, was honored today for her career in public health at the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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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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