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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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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...

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....

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....

Reform of WHO and eHealth strategy are key to constant reinvention, said PAHO Director

Response to all challenges and everything else requires concentrated action on the determinants of health, as well as a constant process of innovation, adaptation and strengthening of health systems and services, said PAHO Director. In that regard, she stressed that the consultation to reform WHO and the eHealth Plan of Action are key issues "in this constant reinvention." "This ability to rethink, to use lessons learned to respond to new challenges, to anticipate answers, to work tirelessly...