Report on status of PAHO Pan American Centers Presented

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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

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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 blindness.” Etienne assured that PAHO will work hard to achieve this goal.

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Delegates approve progress report on regional plan of action for strengthening vital and health statistics

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The delegates of the countries participating in the 52nd PAHO Directing Council approved the progress report on the Regional Plan of Action for Strengthening Vital and Health Statistics.

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Countries discuss progress on the regional plan on worker’s health

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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 challenges, and is consistent with PAHO’s strategic plan for the next five years.

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Uruguay: Tobacco industry battles are assaults against the world’s health

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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

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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 the 52nd PAHO Directing Council.

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Region advances toward elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

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In assessing the mid-term progress report of the strategy adopted in 2010, which sets a target of 2015 to eliminate these pathways for transmission, the country representatives praised the progress made in the region toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis.

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Bolivia’s Minister of Health and Sports chairs 52nd Directing Council

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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 had to return to her country.

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Countries analyze proposal on evidence-based policy-making for national immunization programs

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The 52nd PAHO Directing Council this afternoon discussed a proposal that aims to ensure that national immunization programs have the necessary skills to meet the challenges of decision-making processes. To achieve this, the proposal suggests expanding the evidence base beyond cost-effectiveness, institutionalizing an evidence-based decision-making process for new vaccines, and integrating policy-making and planning for national immunization programs.

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

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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 further their collaboration on the introduction of new vaccines and the sustainability of the achievements made in the Region of the Americas. Continue reading

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