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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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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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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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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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Caribbean countries back international cooperation policy

The delegate from Barbados, John David Edward Boyce, highlighted CARICOM’s cooperation experience. Lesley Resida of Suriname drew attention to the bureaucracy that sometimes exists surrounding the implementation of cooperation agreements and called for the strengthening of agreements between countries.

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Directing Council debates topic of cooperation for health development in the Americas

Delegations of the countries of the Americas at the 52nd Directing Council debated approval of a renewed policy for cooperation for health development. The policy seeks to reinforce and formalize the position of cooperation among countries and horizontal partnerships as … Continue reading

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Countries express support for policy on cooperation for health development in the Americas

Hilda Dávila Chávez, delegate of Mexico, expressed her country’s support for this resolution. She stressed the importance of effective coordination among United Nations agencies in order to avoid duplication in technical cooperation efforts.

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Cuba: Sowing solidarity spreads health around the globe

The delegate of Cuba, Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda, shared with participants at the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) information on the collaboration his country has provided in the area of health over the last … Continue reading

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Paraguay: We must remember that inequities persist in the Americas and cooperation is needed to overcome them

Dr. César Cabral Mereles, delegate of Paraguay, stated that his country supports the renewed policy for cooperation for health development in the Americas and recognized the efforts of the Pan American Health Organization, adding that it is important for PAHO … Continue reading

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