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    More Brazilian States Opt for Smoke-Free Environments

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    The push for smoke-free environments continues to march across Brazilian states — how long before federal legislators decide to extend such protections nationwide?
    Today the governors of the southern state of Paraná (PR) and the western state of Amazonas (AM) signed new tobacco control laws, joining Ceará (CE), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP) [...]

    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 access to mother-child [...]

    PAHO’s Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative

    Saturday, September 27th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Joins Clinton Global Initiative to Save Mothers’ and Children’s Lives
    Five-year, $60.5 million program will improve maternal and child health through low-cost interventions in 10 Latin American countries
    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced a new program of proven, low-cost interventions for maternal and child health that will benefit [...]

    A Loan to Improve Health Care in Panama / Un préstamo para Mejorar la Salud Básica en Panamá

    Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    The World Bank Board of Directors today approved two loans totaling US$75 million for Panama to increase access to and quality of basic health services and education among the poor in rural and indigenous areas.
    “The central objective of the government’s program is to tackle poverty and inequality by improving access to health [...]

    Improvements in HIV/AIDS Treatment in LAC

    Friday, July 4th, 2008

    This is a few weeks delayed in being posted, but frankly folks, I only have so many hours in my day…
    Everyone takes away something different from Towards Universal Access: Scaling Up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector – Progress Report 2008, the report released last month jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), United [...]

    Protecting Health from Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    As they promised last year, in April the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional counterpart, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), celebrated World Health Day in April by trying to educate us all about the possible health impacts of global climate change on health. Most assessments and discussions of climate change to [...]