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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 […]

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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 […]

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    LAC Health Stats, Trends and Trivia

    Saturday, June 21st, 2008

    Which Latin American or Caribbean nation smokes or drinks the most? In which are you more likely to die from cancer than infectious diseases such as malaria or dengue? Which has the highest percentage of obese people? Which spends the most on the health of their citizens? If you you’ve ever wondered about such questions, […]

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