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  • Combating Maternal/Infant Mortality/Malnutrition in Peru / Combatir mortalidad/desnutrición materno/infantil en Perú

    Thursday, 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 […]

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    Cigarette Pack Images in Venezuela

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    I have been pleasantly surprised by how much interest readers have shown in the posts about the new cigarette pack images adopted by Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.  So I thought I would add another post showing the images currently used in Venezuela, some of which I find reminiscent of those in Brazil or Uruguay.  (Wonder […]

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    New Tough Pack Images for Cigarettes in Uruguay

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    At the end of August the Public Health Ministry (MSP) of Uruguay ordered five new images and accompanying text which must be placed on packaging of cigarettes.  The image must occupy 50% of one of the two main faces of the pack, the accompanying text, 50% of the other main face.  Manufacturers of cigarettes must […]

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    What to Expect from WHO’s New Director-General

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

    On Thursday 09 November 2006 the World Health Organization (WHO) elected a new chief executive, and it wasn’t a Latin. Dr. Margaret Chan of Hong Kong (but representing China in the contest) beat out Mexican Health Minister Julio Frenk for the post of Director-General (DG) — first for the WHO Executive Board (EB) endorsement, and […]

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