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    Brazil Mulls Introducing Anti-pneumococcal Vaccine

    Friday, October 12th, 2007

    Temas Foreword: A few months back, I did a post about the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations debating whether they should adopt a region-wide vaccination program against pneumococcal disease, and if so, when and which vaccine to opt for. More specifically, they debated whether it was more costly to vaccinate or not […]

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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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    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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    Eco-Help for the Cold Chain

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

    What is the connection between a black-tie awards show in the UK and fighting disease in the field in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)?
    Answer: it’s in all how you keep cool.
    Last week Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Magazine held its annual “Cooling Industry Awards” ceremony in the UK, replete with tuxedos and black ties. […]

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