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    Mobilizing $30 Million to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Americas / Movilizar US$30 millones para luchar contra enfermedades tropicales desatendidas en las Américas

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB, Global Network to mobilize $30 Million to fight neglected tropical diseases

    Announcement made during Clinton Global Initiative today

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced today their commitment to mobilize $30 million from the public and private sectors to fight neglected tropical diseases in […]

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    HIV in the Americas: Leveling Off? / VIH en las Américas: Se está nivelando?

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    HIV in the Americas: “Leveling off, but still unacceptable”
    Three million people were living with HIV in the Americas as of 2007—the latest year for which data are available—up from 2.7 million in 2001. This represents a “leveling off” of the epidemic in the Western Hemisphere, a top Pan American […]

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    OPS prevé aumento de 150% en casos de diabetes en las Américas / Diabetes cases may increase 150% in the Americas

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and the news coming out of the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body suggests that every country in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) should observe it seriously and soberly.  PAHO says that obesity and diabetes in the Americas is reaching […]

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    Nueva estrategia regional sobre la salud del recién nacido

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Health Ministers of the Americas, at the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body, agreed to a new regional strategy and plan of action regrading newborn health. The Ministers are concerned that, while great strides have been made in the region in reducing the mortality of young […]

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    New PAHO Commitment to Combat Cervical Cancer / Nuevo compromiso de la OPS para combatir el cáncer cervicouterino

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Countries Pledge New Action to Reduce Cervical Cancer Deaths
    PAHO strategy calls for strengthening existing programs and adopting new technologies
    Member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) pledged support today for a new PAHO strategy to fight cervical cancer, a disease that claims some 27,500 women’s lives each year […]

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    Legislators from the Americas to Meet on Climate Change

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    CLIMATE CHANGE: LEGISLATORS FROM THE AMERICAS TO MEET IN MEXICO

    Organized by the Mexican Congress and GLOBE, with the support of the WB and COM+

    Mexico will host the first Forum of the Americas of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) about climate change, to be held on November 21 and […]

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    Energy Security & Cooperation in the Americas / Seguridad Energética y Cooperación en las Americas

    Friday, September 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB to Host the Fourth Annual Western Hemisphere Energy Security and Cooperation Forum
    Experts will unveil interactive “Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard,” preview renewable energy trends and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Members of the U.S. Senate and Congress will join ambassadors from Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and Colombia and Inter-American Bank President […]

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    Update: International Health Regulations

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: About a year ago I noted the coming into effect of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new International Health Regulations (IHR), and explained their significance for dealing with a cross-border, trans-national or global health crisis — a breakout or pandemic of infectious disease, contamination in an internationally traded foodstuff, a bioterrorism incident, […]

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    World Breastfeeding Week 2008 in LAC / La Semana Mundial de la Lactancia Materna 2008 en ALC

    Friday, August 1st, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Mother Support Maximizes Life-saving Benefits of Breastfeeding in all Countries of the Americas and the World
    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life is the best and most cost-effective intervention to provide newborns with the nutrients they need, and to improve infant and children survival rates.
    On […]

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    Cervical Cancer Control in LAC / Control del cáncer de cuello uterino en ALC

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Researchers Report that Better Screening, Treatment, and Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Latin America, Caribbean
    With Cervical Cancer Killing 33,000 Annually in the Region, Experts in Mexico City Consider Promise, Costs of Detection, Treatment and Introduction of New Vaccines against Deadly Virus
    Thirty-three thousand women in […]

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