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Monthly Newsletter | No. 31 | April 2024

World Health Day: PAHO reaffirms its commitment to the right to health for all people 

For World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reiterates its commitment to the right to health for all people, without discrimination of any kind.

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PAHO calls for collective action in response to record increase in dengue cases in the Americas

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned about the surge in dengue cases in the Americas. As of March 26, over 3.5 million cases and more than 1,000 deaths have been reported in the region. “This is cause for concern, as it represents three times more cases than those reported for the same period in 2023,” PAHO Director, Jarbas Barbosa, said during a press briefing.  

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Countries of the Americas report progress towards healthy aging

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has released a progress report revealing advances in policies and actions to promote healthy aging in the region, despite the challenges the world has faced since 2020 

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PAHO urges adoption of innovative technologies and treatments to eliminate tuberculosis

PAHO is calling on countries to intensify the fight against this preventable and curable disease. In the Americas, about 325,000 people fell ill from TB in 2023 and 35,000 died from the disease.  

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PAHO briefs health professionals on measles as cases increase in the Americas

A webinar, organized by PAHO, updated medical, nursing, laboratory, and epidemiology personnel on the clinical, surveillance, and vaccination aspects of measles. The webinar was organized following a recent uptick in cases in the Americas.

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18 priority areas identified in inaugural Caribbean Climate Change and Health research agenda

The first comprehensive research agenda for climate change and health in the Caribbean has been released. Entitled Research for Action on Climate Change and Health in the Caribbean: A Public, Private, People’s and Planetary Agenda, it identifies 18 priority areas for future study and capacity building.  

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PAHO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency join forces to improve access to health for migrants in Peru

PAHO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have launched a joint project to strengthen social inclusion and access to health for migrant and refugee populations in Peru. The project aims to address some of the primary barriers to health for migrants, which account for over 3.7% of the country’s population.

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World Chagas Day
Tuberculosis elimination in the Americas

World Chagas Disease Day

When: Wednesday 10 April

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Regional launch – Vaccination week in the Americas

When: Monday 22 April

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International Nurses Day 2024 – Gender, leadership, and innovation in nursing education and practice

When: Thursday 9 May

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