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  • 30% of Cancers in Brazil Preventable

    Thursday, February 26th, 2009

    From World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF):
    Landmark report: many cancers could be prevented across the globe
    Over 40 per cent of bowel and breast cancer cases in the UK are preventable through healthy patterns of diet, physical activity and weight maintenance, according to estimates in a landmark report that has set out recommendations for policies and actions […]

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    US$15 mil. to Improve Rural Health Care in Peru / US$15 millones para mejorar salud rural en el Perú

    Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    US$15 Million to Improve Health Care for Poor Rural Populations

    Expands the capacity and quality of women’s and child health care services in the poorest areas of the country

    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$15 million loan to Peru to improve the equity of and expand access to mother-child […]

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    Cost-benefit of Iron Deficiency Interventions in Argentina

    Monday, February 16th, 2009

    A recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health includes an article* that attempts to estimate the direct and indirect cost of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in Argentina and compare it with the cost of a prevention and treatment program.
    The authors analyzed a prior scenario to gage the relative […]

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    Progress Towards the Health MDGs in LAC / Progreso hacia los ODM relacionado con la salud en ALC

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Recently 14 United Nations (UN) agencies* released a report (English, Spanish) reviewing the status of efforts of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations toward meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
    The report addresses the following health-specific MDGs:

    reducing the under-five mortality rate by 2/3 between 1990 and 2015;
    reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 3/4 between 1990 […]

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    PAHO’s Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative

    Saturday, September 27th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Joins Clinton Global Initiative to Save Mothers’ and Children’s Lives
    Five-year, $60.5 million program will improve maternal and child health through low-cost interventions in 10 Latin American countries
    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced a new program of proven, low-cost interventions for maternal and child health that will benefit […]

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    Tackling HIV/AIDS Among LAC Children

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still has much work to do regarding HIV/AIDS among children and pregnant women.
    That was one of the lessons drawn from the recent WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS interventions. For example, among the Caribbean states the average of pregnant women that receive treatment with antiretrovirals to prevent […]

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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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    What the Other Guy Blogs About: Amazon Film Festival; Arguments for Breastfeeding

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

    It’s been awhile since I did a post pointing to worthy posts on other blogs. Not that there hasn’t been plenty of good material to point to, and I certainly have wanted to do a slew of such posts. In fact, I’ve been considering adding a regular (weekly?) link post such as Leila […]

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    World Breastfeeding Week in the Americas / Semana Mundial de la Lactancia en las Américas

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

    For general information on World Breastfeeding Week activities, check the website www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org For more specific information on activities in your country, contact either your Health Ministry or the local UNICEF office.
    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    World Breastfeeding Week Starts Aug. 1 in the Americas
    Countries throughout the Americas are joining together to observe World […]

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    A Health Agenda for the Americas

    Saturday, June 9th, 2007

    The annual General Assembly (GA) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held this year in Panama just last week, was used as the venue for formally rolling out the “Health Agenda for the Americas” developed over the last two years by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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