October 14, 2019

Anti-stigma campaign ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’ marks beginning of World Alzheimer’s Month in the Americas

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ADI and PAHO launch ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia campaign’ in the Americas to address stigma and to encourage conversations around dementia Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia Around 10 million people living with dementia live in the Americas Dementia became a $US1 trillion-dollar a year disease in 2018 Washington D.C., 1 September […]

PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.  Washington, DC, 15 august 2019 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue […]

Which are the key medical devices for primary health care services

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PAHO has updated its list to focus on health problems that generate the greatest disease burden. The list includes 208 medical devices for general care, and now also includes others for dental care, diagnostic imaging and laboratory practices. Washington, DC, 7 August 2019 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently published the updated version of […]

World Health Day: PAHO calls for equitable access to health care

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This year’s campaign calls for all people to receive integrated, quality health care at the heart of the community. On April 9, PAHO will present a report in Mexico with recommendations on achieving universal health. Washington, DC, 3 April 2019 (PAHO)- Millions of people in the world still lack access to health care and many are […]

PAHO calls for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to prepare for possible outbreaks of dengue

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The disease is endemic in the Region and, since its reintroduction in the 1980s, has caused cyclical outbreaks and epidemics every three to five years Washington, DC, 28 February 2019 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for countries in the Region of the Americas to prepare for a timely response to possible outbreaks […]

Hospitals and health centers in Belize are set to become more safe, “green” and resilient to natural disasters

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Ministry of Health is implementing the Smart Health Facilities Project, with technical cooperation from PAHO/WHO and financing from the United Kingdom and the European Union. The Belize City, 22 February 2019 (PAHO)- Eleven hospitals and health centers and a laboratory in Belize will be retrofitted to make them safer, “green” and able to continue operating […]

Caribbean commits to continue collaborating in strengthening regulatory systems

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From Antigua Observer SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Nov 27,  CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says several countries, including those in the Caribbean, have committed to continue collaborating in strengthening regulatory systems to ensure safe, effective and quality medicines. PAHO said that while progress in the Region of the Americas has been made […]

Belize and Suriname among countries in the Americas on track to eliminate malaria by 2020

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Malaria Day in the Americas – 6 November PAHO urges countries of the Americas to rid the continent of malaria Paraguay eliminated local transmission of the disease this year, and seven other countries are on track to do so by 2020. Other countries, however, have recorded increases in the number of cases of malaria, which […]

Step up’ HIV treatment in Caribbean, PAHO advisor urges

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By KIMONE FRANCIS From Jamaica Observer APPROXIMATELY 15,000 Caribbean nationals are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) each year, and approximately 10,000 living with the dreaded disease die annually. There are some 310,000 people living with the disease in the Caribbean, and of that number, 73 per cent are aware of their status. Despite these […]

Countries of the Americas to renew their commitment to primary health care in a bid to achieve universal health

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The Global Conference on Primary Health Care, hosted by the government of Kazakhstan, WHO, and UNICEF will take place on 25-26 October in Astana, Kazakhstan Washington D.C, 22 October 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Delegations from Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will renew their commitment to primary health care (PHC) this week, as […]