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  • An Andean Medicines Policy

    Sunday, March 29th, 2009

    Last Friday the 30th Meeting of the Health Ministers of the Andean Area (RMSAA) agreed on other important health measures — a coordinated epidemiological surveillance system, joint plans to combat HIV/AIDS, protect health in border areas and to combat child malnutrition — but the one that caught my eye was the new Andean Medicines Policy. […]


    Helping Haiti Prevent/Combat Avian Influenza

    Thursday, July 17th, 2008

    From the World Bank: Haiti: World Bank Approves US$1.6 Million Grant to Prevent Avian Flu The World Bank Board of Directors approved a US$1.6 million grant for the Republic of Haiti to respond to the risk of Avian Influenza infection by engaging in prevention, surveillance, reporting, mitigation and response measures. “This project aims to confront […]


    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). The […]