Category Archives: 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

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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.

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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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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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

Posted in Day 3, Directing Council, General

The problem of substance use requires a multidimensional response, says PAHO Director

During the debate on psychoactive substance use, the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, said that addiction is a health problem whose causes and effects are complex, and she assured delegates to the 52nd Directing Council that PAHO will … Continue reading

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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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Argentina: Cooperation with CARICOM as an example of agreements on health

During consideration of the policy for cooperation for health development in the Americas, the delegate from Argentina, Andrea Carbone, affirmed that her country promotes health cooperation between countries, South-South cooperation, and triangular cooperation between countries and with subregions. She said … Continue reading

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Countries of the Americas, PAHO and the Global Fund discuss the sustainability of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria programs

The countries of the Region described challenges and priorities surrounding the implementation of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria programs that are funded with contributions from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in the context of progress towards universal … 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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