Archives for ‘Day 4’

Interview with Dr. Marcos Espinal, Area Manager, Health Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, PAHO/WHO

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Countries of the Americas Agree on Plan to Reduce Malaria, Prevent Reintroduction and Maintain Achievements

A strategy and plan of action to intensify efforts in reducing malaria, prevent its reintroduction, and protect current achievements was approved by the health authorities of the Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), within the framework 51st Directing Council of the Organization....

(Español) Entrevista a la Dra. Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Ministra de Salud, El Salvador

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El Salvador Worries Over Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease

The prevalence of chronic kidney disease in some areas of El Salvador was one of the issues addressed by the Minister of Health and Welfare of the country, Dr. Maria Isabel Rodriguez, and the Director of PAHO, Dr. Mirta Roses, during the 51st Directing Council of the Organization....

Strategy for Creating National Epilepsy Plans Approved

With the support of the Pan American Health Organization, the countries from the Region of the Americas will work on the creation of national programs to deal with epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, of which 5 million live in the Americas....

Plan of Action to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol

Ministers of health discussed, during the morning session of the 51st Directing Council, the proposed Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol, which seeks to lower levels of per-capita alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related harm. According to WHO data, alcohol consumption was the leading risk factor for deaths and illnesses in the Americas in 2004 and was responsible for more than 347,000 deaths. The most common pattern of consumption in the hemisphere is the most risky...

Delegates Approve Strategy for a Public Health Approach to Reduce Psychoactive Substance Use

The delegations of the countries of the Americas approve this morning a plan of action to include the consumption of psychoactive substances as a public health priority in national plans, as part of the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)....

Directing Council Agenda for Thursday September 29

During the fourth day of the 51st Directing Council of PAHO, health authorities and officials of the Americas,PAHO/WHO, and others, are set to discuss the following topics: Plan of Action to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol Plan of Action on Psychoactive Substance Use and Public Health Strategy and Plan of Action on Epilepsy Strategy and Plan of Action on Malaria   Other matters scheduled for today's session are the approval of the Plan of Action to Accelerate the...

PAHO Director to Visit Spain to Participate in International Meetings and Meet with Health Authorities

During a meeting with Spain's Director of Public Health and International Health, Dr. Carmen Amela, PAHO Director Mirta Roses defined the agenda for her visit to Barcelona and Madrid, where she will participate in several events between October 13 and 21....