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  • MERCOSUR Tackles Tobacco Advertising

    Saturday, June 20th, 2009

    At their Ministerial concluded today, the Health Ministers of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) nations  (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, plus Venezuela once Brazil and Paraguay ratify the Protocol of Adhesion regarding its membership) plus MERCOSUR associate member Chile reached an agreement [MERCOSUR/RMS/Acuerdo No. 01/09] committing themselves to cooperating toward the elimination of […]


    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 […]


    World Health Day 2007 – PAHO Stresses Preparedness

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

    As I noted in a prior entry, April 7th is World Health Day. World Health Day is one of those constructs that allows everybody in a certain community to talk “on message” and focus discussion about a pre-selected theme. The date was picked because it is the anniversary of the founding of the World Health […]