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  • Una nueva estrategia regional enfocada a la salud y el desarrollo de los adolescentes y jóvenes

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Health Ministers of the Americas, at the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body, agreed to a 10-year regional new strategy and program to tackle issues in the health and development of adolescents and youth (ages 10-24).  The program is seen as an investment in the health […]

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    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 […]

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    Is Childhood Vaccination Against Hepatitis A Cost-Effective? Results of a Chilean Study

    Friday, June 20th, 2008

    The May 2008 issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the scientific journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), contained an article* that analyzes the cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination of children against hepatitis A in Chile.
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hepatitis A is highly prevalent across Latin America and […]

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    Is Vaccination for Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Cost-Effective in LAC?

    Thursday, June 19th, 2008

    A recent issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health, the scientific journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), contained an article* that looks at the cost-effectiveness of universal rotavirus vaccination program in Brazil among children age five or younger. Brazil introduced such a vaccination program in March 2006 on purely […]

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    A Health Agenda for the Americas

    Saturday, June 9th, 2007

    The annual General Assembly (GA) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held this year in Panama just last week, was used as the venue for formally rolling out the “Health Agenda for the Americas” developed over the last two years by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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    Vaccination Week in LAC

    Monday, April 23rd, 2007

    This week the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is sponsoring the fifth annual “Vaccination Week” (VWA) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to try to substantially improve the region’s immunization levels and coverage.
    Are you up-to-date on your immunizations?
    Are your kids?
    Are the elderly in your life (aunts, uncles, grandparents, elder friends and colleagues) vaccinated against […]

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    The Costs of Vaccinating and of Not Vaccinating: The Case of Pneumococcal Disease in LAC

    Friday, April 20th, 2007

    This has been sitting in the backlog queue since December, I am ashamed to say. I wanted to reshape this into a true Temas article (hence the delay), but simply do not have the time. Yet I still consider the issue important and relevant enough to reprint the PAHO press […]

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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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