Archives for ‘Día 1’

Interview with Dr. Esperanza Martinez, Paraguay’s Minister of Health

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Dinner – 51st Directing Council – Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

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PAHO, PAHEF Recognize Health Leaders in the Americas and U.S. Peace Corps

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José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, honored in PAHO

The Mexican doctor, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, was honored at PAHO headquarters in Washington for his years of work as head of the Ministry of Health of his country (2006-2011) and his contributions to health in the Americas. Some actions that characterized the administration of the former health secretary was the American Declaration on HIV and Education, the International Convention of HIV/AIDS held in Mexico, the Mexican convention on the control of tobacco, and the H1N1 flu...

Guyana’s IMAI Program Wins Sérgio Arouca Award

The 2011 Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care was presented to the Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI) Program of Guyana's Ministry of Health, during the afternoon session of PAHO's 50th Directing Council. Dr. Marcia Paltoo, Director of the Young Adult Health and Wellness Unit of Guyana’s Ministry of Health, accepted the award, which recognized the IMAI's efforts to to deliver high-quality health services and improve care and treatment of...

Interview with Dr. Salomón Chertorivsky, Mexico’s Minister of Health

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Dr. Laura Adriana Albarellos Receives Manuel Velasco Suárez Award

The 2011 Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics was presented to Dr. Laura Adriana Albarellos, of the Universidad de la Américas Puebla, Mexico, for a proposal presenting a legislative framework for the operation of gene banks and genetic databases in accordance with the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights and International Declaration on Human Genetic Data guidelines of UNESCO....

Dr. Peter Jay Hotez Receives 2011 Abraham Horwitz Award

The 2011 Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health was presented to Dr. Peter Jay Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, United States, during the afternoon session of the 51st Directing Council....

Dr. John Edward Greene Honored with 2011 PAHO Award for Administration

Dr. John Edward Greene, former Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development at the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, was awarded the 2011 PAHO Award for Administration during the afternoon session of the Directing Council in recognition of his distinguished public health career....

Interview with Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Health, Guyana

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Countries of the Americas Study Strategy to Improve Health in Large Cities

PAHO Member States studied a strategy and plan of action to respond to the health needs of the residents of large urban areas, which currently represent some 80 percent of the Region’s population....

PAHO Financial Report Is Presented

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Puerto Rico: “With Collaboration and Joint Effort We Will Reduce Inequities”

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Health Sector Reform Calls for Unity and the Exchange of Experiences between Countries, Says Salvadorian Health Minister

In congratulating PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses for the publication of her Annual Report, the Minister of Health of El Salvador, Dr. María Isabel Rodríguez, noted that “both intersectoral solidarity within countries and regional solidarity among countries are needed.” “Health sector reform is only possible through unity within each country, but the process can be greatly enriched through the sharing of experiences from other countries,” she said, thanking Cuba and Spain in...

Panama: Train health workers, midwives and general practitioners, promote access to family planning and emergency obstetric care, are key to reducing maternal and infant mortality

The country's representative congratulated Mirta Roses on her annual report and stated that Panama has various plans for achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which aim to reduce maternal and infant mortality. In that regard, he indicated that together with PAHO they have established a plan to achieve them that, among other things, aims at training health workers, midwives and general practitioners, promoting access to family planning and emergency obstetric...

Trinidad and Tobago: PAHO’s Technical Cooperation Helps Pharmaceutical Procurement Systems and Drug Regulatory Authorities

The representative of that country pointed out that PAHO technical cooperation made possible advances in health and in pharmaceutical procurement systems, and strengthened drug regulatory authorities, among others. "Trinidad and Tobago remains fully committed to the health and welfare of the Region and supports the achievement of the MDGs," she...

The Countries Comment on the Annual Report of the Director and the Achievement of the MDGs

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Canada to Provide Funds to Territorial Health Sustainability

The head of the Canadian delegation to PAHO’s 51st Directing Council, Paul Gully, informed that the country will provide new funds to key health reform areas, through the Territorial Health System Initiative. Areas to be covered include mental health, chronic disease, human resources in health, system performance, and medical transportation...

Interview with Dr. Alexandre Padilha, Minister of Health, Brasil

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Interview with Dr. Richard Visser, Minister of Health and Sports, Aruba

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