The push for smoke-free environments continues to march across Brazilian states — how long before federal legislators decide to extend such protections nationwide?
Today the governors of the southern state of Paraná (PR) and the western state of Amazonas (AM) signed new tobacco control laws, joining Ceará (CE), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP) [...]
From the Ministry of Health (MOH):
Bleach, Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides, main agents of accidental poisoning in children … Health Ministry warns parents and caregivers
The Ministry of Health’s surveillance reports have uncovered that bleach, pharmaceuticals (medications) and pesticides are still major household health hazards accounting for majority of cases of accidental poisoning in children.
According to the 2008 [...]
If you have kids and read the labels of foods you shop for or buy, you probably know well the struggle to avoid buying breakfast cereals that are not loaded with sugar and/or sodium (salt). Sometimes even when you avoid the obvious culprits (after all, if the name is “frosted,” most of us can guess!), [...]
Recently the food and beverage industry in Mexico agreed on Code of Self-Regulation on the Advertising of Food and Beverages Directed at Children (Código de Autorregulación de Publicidad de Alimentos y Bebidas dirigida a Público Infantil – PABI). The code of conduct, signed by companies representing about 70% of advertising in Mexico in the sector [...]
Combating Maternal/Infant Mortality/Malnutrition in Peru / Combatir mortalidad/desnutrición materno/infantil en PerúThursday, December 11th, 2008
From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
Peru tackles maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition with IDB loan
Children under three in remote rural areas a priority
Peru will redouble efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition in the poorest segments of society with a $15 million loan approved December 11 by the Inter-American Development Bank.
The funds [...]
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
WHO agreed on a research agenda on climate change and public health
A meeting of experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Madrid agreed today to a research agenda to develop an evidence-based framework for action on the human health implications of climate change. The plan builds on a [...]
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 [...]
From the World Bank:
The World Bank Board of Directors today approved two loans totaling US$75 million for Panama to increase access to and quality of basic health services and education among the poor in rural and indigenous areas.
“The central objective of the government’s program is to tackle poverty and inequality by improving access to health [...]
The May 2008 issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the scientific journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), contained an article* that analyzes the cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination of children against hepatitis A in Chile.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hepatitis A is highly prevalent across Latin America and [...]
A recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the scientific journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), contained an article* that looks at the cost-effectiveness of universal rotavirus vaccination program in Brazil among children age five or younger. Brazil introduced such a vaccination program in March 2006 on purely [...]« Previous Entries