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      Caribbean Public Health Authority on Track for Launch in 2010

      Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

      From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):
      REGION GEARS UP FOR HEALTH AUTHORITY IN 2010
      Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health meeting in Washington DC, USA at their 18th Caucus fully endorsed the time table for the establishment of the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA) in 2010.
      Among the actions leading up to the start up of CARPHA are the [...]

      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 [...]

      A New Image for Chilean Cigarette Packs

      Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

      Chile’s Health Ministry (Minsal) today issued a decree adding a new health warning message and picture to those that must be displayed on cigarette packs sold in that country on a rotating basis.  As of 12 November, cigarette packs placed on the Chilean market must include the image at right on no less than 50% [...]

      IDB to Join Fight on Neglected Infectious Diseases / El BID combatirá las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas / O BID vai combater as doenças infecciosas negligenciadas

      Friday, September 4th, 2009

      From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
      IDB plans major effort to fight neglected infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean

      Bank to create grant facility to support health measures to control and eliminate diseases such as dengue and Chagas

      The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)—together with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical [...]

      A New Initiative on Chagas / Nova iniciativa sobre Doença de Chagas

      Saturday, July 11th, 2009

      From Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi):
      Forgotten and with few treatment options, Chagas debilitates and kills

      100 years since Chagas disease was discovered, DNDi launches an international campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!” with a call for better medicines and treatment of patients.

      One hundred years after the discovery of Chagas disease, 100 million people [...]

      IDB Supports LAC Efforts to Combat A(H1N1) / BID apoya esfuerzas de ALC combatir el gripe A(H1N1) / BID apoia ALC combatir a influenza A(H1N1)

      Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

      From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
      IDB provides support for prevention and control of the A(H1N1) influenza pandemic in Latin America, Caribbean

      Japan top donor in Bank’s contribution to project aimed at strengthening disease surveillance and improving response to public health emergencies, to focus initially in Central America

      The Inter-American Development Bank approved today a $5 million grant [...]

      Uruguay Tightens the Screws on Tobacco

      Monday, June 15th, 2009

      Uruguay’s fairly tough anti-tobacco legislation is already used by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a model for other Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations to emulate.  Just last year they adopted new pack images and messages intended to shock smokers into reconsidering their habit.
      Twelve days ago (03 June) they chose to further trailblaze, [...]

      World No Tobacco Day 09: Mexico Issues Regulation

      Monday, June 1st, 2009

      How did Mexico’s Health Secretary José Ángel Córdova Villalobos commemorate World No-Tobacco Day in 2009?  He issued the implementing regulation for the 2008 General Law on Tobacco Control (LGCT).  Among other things, the regulation covers the architectural design of nonsmoking areas, the ban on sales of tobacco products to minors, and the presence of health [...]

      World No Tobacco Day 09: Guatemala Celebrates Entry-into-Force of New Regulation

      Sunday, May 31st, 2009

      Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), with the help of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Guatemalan nongovernmental organization Una Voz Contra el Cáncer (“A Voice Against Cancer”), observed World No Tobacco Day by celebrating the entry into force of the new implementing regulation for [...]

      World No Tobacco Day 09: CARICOM Agrees to Ban Smoking in Public Spaces

      Saturday, May 30th, 2009

      From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat:
      CARICOM HEALTH MINISTERS AGREE TO CURB SMOKING IN PUBLIC SPACES
      The Caucus of Ministers of Health have endorsed a recommendation for the banning of smoking on public spaces as a public good and regional goal, as the Region intensifies its efforts to tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), under the Port of Spain [...]

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