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Washington, D.C. 49th Directing Council. October 1, 2009.- Important dialogue between Ministers of Health of the Americas during the celebration of the 49º.Directing council of PAHO analyzes the impact of the world economic crisis for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the most ambitious endeavor ever pursued against poverty, where the principles of equity, solidarity and the right to the highest attainable health are the core values of the PHC approach; while its guiding principles are the responsiveness to people's health needs, social justice, quality-oriented services, government accountability, sustainability, participation and intersectoriality.
Director's Newsletter (2/Oct/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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AGENDA DE SALUD 2009-2018 para Centroamérica y República Dominicana
Washington, DC. PAHO HQ. Febrero 19, 2009.- Presentación de la Agenda de Salud 2009-2018 para Centroamérica y República Dominicana, por la Coordinadora de la Unidad de Atención Centrada en los Países (D/CFS), Dra. Mariela Licha Salomón.
La constitución de esta agenda de salud según la Dra. Licha muestra un avance en el sistema de integración de Centroamérica, en el fortalecimiento integracional como región, con instancias políticas, instituciones, sector salud, sector social, con el objetivo de orientar el plan de Salud Subregional y lograr una efectiva alineación y armonización de los socios nacionales e internacionales en función de los objetivos estratégicos regionales y en el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, añadió.
Por su parte la Directora de la OPS, Dra. Mirta Roses concluyó señalando que cada vez nos acercamos más metodológicamente a las necesidades y pensamiento centroamericano, y la identificación de proyectos de cooperación más concretos hacia las necesidades más apremiantes de nuestras poblaciones con el desafío que enfrentamos hoy sobre la protección social en salud.
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Agenda de Salud 2009-2018 para Centroamérica y República Dominicana. XXIX Reunión Ordinaria COMISCA 2009.(19/Feb/2009)
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Por veinte millones de mujeres- Equidad de género en salud en Centroamérica 1998-2004
Este informe presenta un resumen del tema de equidad de género en Centroamérica entre 1998 y 2004.(7/Mar/2006)
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Addressing Poverty in TB Control: Options for National TB Control Programs
WHO's commitment to the promotion of equity and pro-poor policies in its disease prevention and control activities is based on the recognition of poverty as a major barrier to health and health care. In the case of TB, the links between poverty and disease burden have been documented for many years. This document addresses the integration of pro-poor measures in TB control programmes and offers guidance for national TB control programmes on the practical issues involved and options for action. This page offers access to the summary and the full text.(10/Jun/2005)
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Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds
This book is a collaborative effort of PAHO (GHU), PATH, the CDC and WHO to address violence against women as a global public health and human rights problem. It provides concrete approaches for addressing VAW, not only for those on the front lines attending to the women who live with violence, but also for decision-makers who can incorporate the lessons reviewed in this book in the development of laws and policies.(7/Oct/2003)
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Other Resources

Página web del Taller Internacional sobre Cuentas Satélites de los Hogares
Esta página web tiene información sobre el Taller Internacional sobre Cuentas Satélites de los Hogares que se tuvo lugar en el 5-6 de junio de 2006. El tema del taller fue: Género y Salud: Midiendo la Contribución del Trabajo no Remunerado de la Mujer en la Salud y el Desarrollo.(19/Jul/2006)
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HIV and Gender
This web page houses information and resources on the topic of HIV/AIDS and gender.(18/May/2006)
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Gender, Health and Development Statistics
This is the web page for gender, health and development statistics.(28/Mar/2006)
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Periodical Publications

Periodic Bulletin 7: Gender-based violence
This is the seventh issue of the gender-based violence electronic bulletin.(30/Sep/2005)
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Perspectives in Health - Volume 10, Number 1, 2005
Magazine published by the Pan American Health Organization. This edition features the following articles: Disaster Myths That Just Won't Die - Real Men Are Responsible - Little Havana's "Dr. Joe" - The Problem with Drinking - A Special Relationship(7/Mar/2005)
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Technical Documents

An Integrated Approach to Controlling Tuberculosis in Indigenous Populations (Cochabamba, Bolivia, 23-24 October 2007)
Latin America is characterized as being a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural region of great diversity, with more than 650 indigenous populations. Indigenous peoples' right to health is limited by a series of obstacles to care, for which reason their rates of morbidity and mortality from prevalent diseases are higher than among the general population. To overcome these barriers, there is a need to study them and identify specific control strategies and care models that will work in places where health systems have yet to reach, with the ultimate objective of reducing the risk of illness and death. This page offers a summary, the recommendations, and the full-text report in Spanish.(24/Oct/2007)
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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy
This resolution from the 60th World Health Assembly in 2007 sets forth the WHO mandate to analyze the data and act in ensuring and integrating gender equality into all health-related areas and all levels of health-care delivery and services for women and girls of all ages.(23/May/2007)
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CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Taking note of the existence of inequities in health and access to health care services that affect more than 45 million indigenous people living in the Americas; and because the United Nations Millennium Declaration cannot be reached unless the specific health needs of excluded populations, such as indigenous peoples, are addressed, this resolution of the 47th PAHO Directing Council in 2006 sets for the mandate to take a multicultural approach to include these groups and work towards greater equity and better health for all.(29/Sep/2006)
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