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Features                 March 2008

CHRONIC DISEASES
Everyone's Epidemicby Víctor Hugo Durán

Chronic diseases used to be considered "diseases of the rich," but today developing countries are facing a tsunami of deaths and illness due to cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The good news is that most of it can be prevented.
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TRAFFIC SAFETY
No Act of Fateby Reid R. Frazier

Traffic crashes take the lives of hundreds of people—many in their prime years—daily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Safety advocates say these tragedies are not just "acts of fate" but foreseeable events that are preventable though more awareness and better public policy.  Click here to read...

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Jerry Rivera: "Stop the Pain"by Ingrid Cotto

Salsa's "golden boy" is paying tribute to his fans and the women in his life by joining with the Pan American Health Organization in a campaign to end domestic violence.
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News

Roses Sets New Course for Second Term
Pledges to keep PAHO at the forefront of health efforts in the Americas

International Women's Day
"Best Gender Practices" honored

Latinos Join Forces on HIV
First National Latino/Hispanic AIDS Leadership Summit

PAHO Calls for Action on Alcohol
New report documents alcohol's heavy toll on health in the Americas

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