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  • A New System to Deal with International Public Health Threats / Un nuevo sistema para responder a las amenazas a la salud pública mundial

    Friday, June 15th, 2007

    Today is the day that the new International Health Regulations (IHR) take effect.
    If you are not closely involved with public health, you may not know what the IHR are and their importance. [Even some inexperienced public officials might know what they are, but consider them a “big yawn.’] But if you ever are […]

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    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 […]

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    World Health Day 2007 – WHO Stresses “International Health Security”

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

    April 7th is World Health Day. What? You didn’t even know there was such a thing? Then you probably are not involved in national or international public health policy. (Or so they tell me.)
    World Health Day is one of those constructs that allows everybody in a certain community to talk “on […]

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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, […]

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    The Elections for WHO’s DG: The LAC Connection

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

    On Thursday the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) will elect a new chief executive (Director-General – DG) and the campaigning has been more intensely and publicly contested than in prior elections. One of the leading candidates and lightning rods of the campaign is Mexico’s Health Minister, Dr. Julio Frenk.
    So what?
    You may ask why you […]

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