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  • Photo of Americas region free of rubella

    Americas region free of rubella

    The Americas region, which includes the Caribbean, has become the first region in the world to be declared free of the endemic transmission of rubella. The declaration of the elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) was made by the International Expert Committee for Measles and Rubella Elimination in the Americas during a recent meeting of the Pan American…

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  • Photo of Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020

    Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020

     The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean and Latin American countries have set new regional targets for 2020 aimed at reducing by 75 percent new HIV infections in adults and young people by 2020. During the second Latin American and Caribbean Forum on the HIV Continuum of Care––“Improving Combination HIV Prevention to Strengthen the Continuum of Prevention and Care”,…

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  • Photo of WHO says world on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

    WHO says world on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

    CONAKRY, Guinea, Friday August 7, 2015 – A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is proving to be “highly effective”, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The positive results were obtained during a trial of the VSV-EBOV vaccine in Guinea, one of the West African countries affected by the recent outbreak. “This is an extremely promising development,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret…

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  • Photo of PAHO/WHO issues warning as study shows high rates of harmful alcohol consumption in Caribbean

    PAHO/WHO issues warning as study shows high rates of harmful alcohol consumption in Caribbean

    WASHINGTON, United States, Wednesday July 22, 2015 – Three CARICOM nations have been identified as having the highest rates of harmful alcohol consumption in the Americas, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is recommending that countries limit availability, restrict marketing and increase taxes on alcohol. Releasing its first Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas…

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  • Photo of New task force to accelerate action to combat non-communicable diseases

    New task force to accelerate action to combat non-communicable diseases

    WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday June 18, 2015 –A group of agencies concerned about the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on human and economic development has launched a new task force to accelerate multisectoral action for prevention and control of NCDs in the region. “Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases are the leading killers in the Americas and around…

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  • Photo of NCDs under focus in Barbados

    NCDs under focus in Barbados

    The Forum of ‘Key Stakeholders on NCDs: Advancing the NCD Agenda in the Caribbean’, now underway in Bridgetown, Barbados, is a high level meeting were health leaders from throughout the Caribbean are discussing actions to intensify efforts to tackle chronic diseases and their risk factors. According to the current trends, and despite the efforts implemented to reduce the impact of…

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  • Photo of Food safety: More than just a health threat

    Food safety: More than just a health threat

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. May 14, 2015.  Foodborne illnesses are one of the most common public health issues in the Caribbean region, and have increased by 26% since 2010.  The fact that thousands of people in the region become sick from tainted food each year demonstrates the need to further safeguard our food supply. In this regard, the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of New PAHO/WHO network will monitor women and newborns in the Caribbean and Latin America

    New PAHO/WHO network will monitor women and newborns in the Caribbean and Latin America

    Brasilia (PAHO/WHO) — ON average, approximately 16 women die every day in the Caribbean and Latin America from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, while 250 babies die each day before having reached 28 days of age. To gather information on the causes of these deaths and contribute to policies for their prevention, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)…

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  • Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for Haiti

    (PAHO/WHO) — On World Water Day 2015, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola is calling for stepped-up support from the international community to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic end the cholera epidemic on their shared island. The Regional Coalition has been supporting efforts by the two countries to expand access to water and sanitation…

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  • Photo of Region must boost surveillance to prevent measles outbreak – PAHO

    Region must boost surveillance to prevent measles outbreak – PAHO

    The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is urging health authorities in the Region to maintain high levels of measles vaccination coverage at the national and local levels, as part of efforts to prevent an outbreak of measles. PAHO issued an alert earlier this week that urged countries to strengthen measles surveillance activities and to “take appropriate measures to protect residents in…

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