Category Archives: Day 4

Executive Committee meets

Representatives of the countries that make up the Executive Committee met today in the 153rd Session.

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Directing Council endorses 0.75% increase in charge assessed on procurement of public health supplies

PAHO Member States agreed to a 0.75% increase in the charge assessed on the procurement of public health supplies that the Organization undertakes for the countries.

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Report on status of PAHO Pan American Centers Presented

A document providing an update on the status of the Pan American Centers of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was presented to the delegates attending the 52nd Directing Council.

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PAHO Director calls on countries to come together to make a final effort to eliminate onchocerciasis

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) , Carissa F. Etienne, called for countries to come together to give the final push to achieving in the Americas the elimination of the transmission of onchocerciasis , also called “river … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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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