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Director's Presentation to the OAS Permanent Council
Washington, D.C. September 23, 2009.- Briefing Session to the Permanent Ambassadors to the Organization of American States and others Estate Member’s Ambassadors.
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PAHO 49th Directing Council (24/Sep/2009)
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Inter-American Mission to Haiti assess the impact of the cooperation programs to support the socioeconomic development and political stability
Haiti. September 3-6, 2009.- PAHO Director on official visit as part of a high level Inter-American mission to Haiti to assess the impact of the cooperation programs by the international community on the process of development in Haiti, notably in Gonaives, Jacmel and Cité Soleil.
The high-level mission was comprise of Representatives of Member States, including the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council, OAS authorities and senior officials of PAHO, IDB, IICA and the PADF. This mission follows mandates emanated from the 5th Summit of America and the Resolution 2487 of the General meeting of OEA in support to socioeconomic development and to political stability of Haiti, particularly. This resolution asks the international partners of Haiti to continue coordinating their actions with the Haitian Government with the aim of getting better results at local level.
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L’OEA sur le terrain pour évaluer les progrès accomplis [UNMINUSTAH French version] (10/Sep/2009)
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Caribbean Wellness Day 2009
Caribbean Countries Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles. On the week of 7-12 September, Caribbean countries will celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day 2009. CWD was launched in 2008 as a response to concerns about the physical, economic and social burdens caused by lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Among the activities this year are a lifestyle management seminar, a soca-erobathon, walks, health checks and healthy cooking demonstrations.
A message from PAHO Director(8/Sep/2009)
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Public Health in crisis times
Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 19, 2009.- Conference of Dr. Mirta Roses in the Medical School, University of Buenos Aires, during the ceremony in memory of Dr. Carlos Canitrot, a recognized Argentine public health professional.
Presentation [only Spanish version](22/Aug/2009)
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Public Health in crisis times
Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 19, 2009.- Conference of Dr. Mirta Roses in the Medical School, University of Buenos Aires, during the ceremony in memory of Dr. Carlos Canitrot, a recognized Argentine public health professional.
Presentation [only Spanish version](22/Aug/2009)
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PAHO, Humanitarian Clowns and Health Experts Join Forces, Using Art as a Bridge to Health and Development
Washington, D.C. - From 4 to 16 August, art becomes a bridge to health access for thousands of people in a remote and vulnerable community in Peru with the arrival of some 100 humanitarian clowns and international public health experts from 12 countries, as part of the Pan American Health Organization’s Faces, Voices and Places Initiative for the Millennium Development Goals.
PAHO VIDEO »Arte, Puente para la Salud (in Spanish)
Art and Health: together in the Belén Festival
PAHO Director, health promoters and humanitarian clowns will join Belén Festival in Peru
Humanitarian Clowns and Health Experts Join Forces, Using Art as a Bridge to Health and Development(17/Aug/2009)
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PAHO, PAHEF AND GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM luncheon discussion meeting
Washington, D.C. The Georgetown Club. June 16, 2009.- "Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships to Address the Challenges of Health in the Americas"
PAHO, PAHEF and the Global Business Forum(GBF) met to review important areas of cooperation in this the four year of PAHO/GBF interchange.
After introductions by PAHO Director on the general health situation in the region, the group established a dialogue around PAHO's priorities, and its efforts to work with the private sector and other constituencies as part of the multi partner approach.(16/Jun/2009)
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Global Economic Crisis and the Health of the Americas Region
Otawa, Canada. 3 April 2009.- PAHO Director's Presentation. Closing Gaps, Protecting achievements, Facing new challenges. Avoid the errors of structural adjustment programs, which resulted in disinvestment in the social sector; call for action to maintain and increase investment in health and the social sector in times of crisis; need to generate and strengthen protection networks for poor and vulnerable groups; and the significant repercussions on global health and the work of PAHO/WHO was among others main issues reviewed during her presentation.
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High-Level Canada Visit Highlights Cooperation, Indigenous Health(4/Apr/2009)
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Leaders in International Health Program 2009
The purpose of the Leaders in International Health Program 2009 of the Pan American Health Organization is to contribute to the development of the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2017 by strengthening the capacity of countries in the Region to understand, act upon and positively influence the international determinants of health, to promote their national interests, and to achieve intersectoral health agreements in international environments, at all times guided by the principle of greater global equity in health. Building upon the success of the Training Program in International Health established in 1985, the newly renovated Leaders in International Health Program incorporates an updated curriculum, new problem-based learning modules, and a decentralized operating model to enhance participants’ abilities to integrate the learning into their countries’ contexts.(1/Apr/2008)
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