1 October 2012
PAHO/WHO calls on professionals to participate in “eHealth Conversations”
Washington, DC, Monday, 1 October, 2012 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) calls on professionals that work in the field of eHealth to brainstorm, discuss and reflect on the present and future of the use and application of information and communication technologies in public health in the Americas. The virtual dialogues will be part of a project titled “eHealth Conversations: Information management, dialogue and knowledge exchange to approach universal access to health”.
The project represents a breakthrough for the eHealth Strategy and Action Plan for the Americas, as it seeks to implement a regional mechanism, through free and fair access to information and knowledge sharing, to ensure the convergence of local, national and regional initiatives related to the development, adoption and implementation of information and communication technologies for public health. It also aims to support decision makers and the general public to understand and prepare for the future of eHealth.
24 September 2012
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21 September 2012
Join Wellness Week – September 16-21 – and fight Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular and lung diseases. Learn more at Wellness Week 2012.
10 September 2012
Representatives of various public institutions of Costa Rica met to develop an eHealth proposal to facilitate access and availability of technical, scientific and public health information through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). This meeting took place in San Jose, Costa Rica, during 6-7 September 2012.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from the Spanish Cooperation, provided technical cooperation to facilitate tools and methodologies to support Costa Rica in the formulation of a national eHealth plan, in response to the request of the Minister of Health, Dr. Daisy Maria Diaz Corrales.
9 September 2012
KMC clausuró el I Congreso Centroamérica y el Caribe sobre medios de comunicación, personas menores de edad y jóvenes que se celebró en Costa Rica, los días 5 y 6 de septiembre de 2012, con la conferencia “La aplicación de las tecnologías de información en salud y la alfabetización digital”.
4 September 2012
On August 30,2012 a new consortium convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO) and comprised of more than 20 health and nutrition experts from governments, civil society, universities, and representatives from major food and beverage companies, committed to work on reducing dietary sodium after a two-day meeting on August 28-29, 2012 at the PAHO’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The meeting was held in PAHO headquarters and transmitted via Blackboard Collaborate to all the region.
The group agreed that a coordinated, salt-smart approach is needed for the region of the Americas, and joint action for a healthy heart would save lives and reduce the growing costs associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region.