Archives for ‘Day 2’

25th Anniversary of the International Public Health Program

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PAHO, ACTO to cooperate on health and knowledge management in Amazon Region

Under a new agreement with the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), PAHO will provide support in health and knowledge management for one of the strategic lines of action in the ACTO Strategic Cooperation Agenda. The agreement was signed today by PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses and Amb. Alejandro Gordillo, Secretary General of ACTO during PAHO/s 51st Directing Council meeting....

Abortion is a Public Health Problem, says Obstetrics Expert

The coordinator of the Working Group on Prevention of Unsafe Abortion in the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO), Aníbal Faundes, said today that “induced abortion is a public health problem, due to its high frequency and consequences for women’s health”, during a panel on safe motherhood and universal access to health, held during the 51st Directing Council meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)....

UNFPA Expert says Family Planning is Key in Reducing Maternal Mortality

Dr. Laura Laski, Chief of Sexual and Reproductive Health at UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) noted that family planning is one of the most cost effective interventions to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, and it contributes to improving the family poverty situation and to empowering women, if they are able to decide....

Interview with Dr. Jorge Venegas, Uruguay’s Minister of Health

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For Bachelet, Women are the Best Investment for Democracy and the Economy of the Countries

Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Michelle Bachelet, said that "there is no better investment for democracy and the economic growth of countries than to invest in women." So said the former president of Chile during a panel on Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health, conducted within the framework of the 51st PAHO Directing Council....

Infanta Doña Cristina Stresses La Caixa Foundation’s Support for the Safe Motherhood Initiative

HRH the Infanta Doña Cristina placed emphasis on the support that the Safe Motherhood Initiative has recevied from La Caixa Foundation since 2010 with the presentation of an exhibit of photographs on maternity throughout the world by the journalist Bru Rivera. The various activities carried out in the Region provided an opportunity to appeal to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to pay attention to the problem of maternal mortality, particularly with emphasis on vulnerable...

Though Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Americas, It’s Still Not Enough

"The Americas have made progress in reducing maternal mortality, but this will not be enough," said Dr. Roses. As part of the Panel on Safe Motherhood and Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, noted that "the Americas have made progress in reducing maternal mortality, but not sufficient to meet the target set by the Millennium Development Goals by 2015."...

Dr. Chan Calls on Countries to “Make a Difference in Women’s Health”

Following the announcement by Canada’s Minister for International Cooperation, Beverley Oda, on the cooperation project with PAHO, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, stressed the need to "show results" when making commitments of that type. Dr. Chan said that often there is talk but no action is taken on what is said. She said that on the one hand donors do not always do what they undertake to do, but on the other hand sometimes those who receive...

Visit of the Honourable Beverly J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation of Canada

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Minister Oda Announces 18 Million Canadian-Dollar Project to Improve the Health of Women and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Canada Announces Partnership with PAHO to Improve the Health of Women and Children

Canada's Minister for International Cooperation, Beverley Oda, announced today a partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to strengthen primary health care systems and provision of services in Latin America and the Caribbean, as part of Canada's Muskoka Initiative to improve the health of women and children....

PAHO Director meets with Canada’s Minister for International Cooperation to Discuss Technical Cooperation with the Organization

Mirta Roses and Beverly Oda met within the framework of the 51st Directing Council of PAHO, prior to their participation in a session that brings together the health ministers from the Americas to discuss health policy in the region....

Interview with Dr. Caroline Chang, Executive Secretary of the Andean Health Organization

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PAHO Assistant Director Meets with Peru’s Minister of Health to Discuss Joint Action

The Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Socorro Gross, met this morning with Peru's Minister of Health, Dr. Alberto Tejada, within the framework of the 51st Directing Council of PAHO, held through Friday in Washington, DC, to discuss a joint work plan with the Andean...

Interview with Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Secretary of Health Surveillance – Ministry of Health of Brazil

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Reminder: Discussion Panel on Safe Motherhood and Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health

A panel of experts will analyze the advances made to universal access to reproductive health, lessons learned, and best practices with the ministers of health of the Americas during the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)....

PAHO Directors Meet with Canada Delegation to Discuss Issues in the Region and the Organization

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, and the Deputy Director of PAHO, Dr. Jon Andrus, met this morning with the delegation from Canada to discuss issues in the Region and the Organization. The meeting was attended by (from left to right): Dr. Jon Andrus, PAHO's Deputy Directo; Gloria Wiseman, Director, Multilateral Relations Division, Ministry of Health, Canada; Dr. Paul Gully, Senior Medical Adviser, Health Canada; Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO;...

Member States Participate in Roundtable Discussions on WHO Reform

Within the framework of the regional consultation process undertaken by the World Health Organization, Member States discussed this morning the reform of the Organization in various roundtable discussions that addressed aspects of the proposed reform....

WHO Is Undergoing Reforms to Serve You Better, Dr. Chan tells Member States of the Americas

"The World Health Organization is undergoing this process of reform to serve you better," said WHO Director, Dr. Margaret Chan. She clarified that "this reform isn't because WHO is broken." The Director of WHO stated that the reform aims at better coordination and at facing the fact that it is an overextended organization with limited funds. She explained that annually they receive between 20 and 28 resolutions to act on but not enough funds to carry them out. She said that for that reason...