Vaccination Week in the Americas

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Chalatenango, April 27, 2012 – The President of the Republic of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes and the Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Socorro Gross, along with health authorities of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, participated in the the tenth launch of Vaccination Week in the Americas and the First World Immunization … Read more

Washington, DC, April 26, 2012 (PAHO) – Countries of the Americas are trying to take vaccines to the indigenous peoples of the region, to protect against a wide range of diseases, in the context of the 10th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the first World Immunization Week. The activities of Vaccination Week strengthen … Read more

Miriam Orellana has been a nursing assistant for 37 years, reaching the health center Alonzo Suazo in Tegucigalpa at 6 am, to prepare the cooler containing vaccines to be administered during the day, gathering the paperwork necessary to keep vaccination schedules, and during this Vaccination Week in the Americas, the person who will coordinate crews … Read more

Nearly all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean purchase vaccines and syringes through the PAHO fund, which helps assure quality, price and supply Washington, D.C., 26 April 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – The vast majority of vaccines being used in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas, 21 to … Read more

Vaccination Week celebrations in Jamaica

April 25th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia - (Comments Off)

Tegucigalpa, 25 April 2012 (PAHO) — Honduras launched its Vaccination Week on April 25 with Health Secretary, Dr. Arturo Bendaña, accompanied by Dr. Socorro Gross, Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization and Bill Gates (senior) on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The event took place during the tenth Vaccination Week … Read more

Visit of Health Secretary of Honduras, Gates Foundation and PAHO/WHO

April 25th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

Laredo, TX, April 24, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – Cities and states along the U.S.-Mexico border will join countries throughout the hemisphere to celebrate the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas and the first World Immunization Week on April 21 to 28, 2012. More than 365 million people of all ages have been vaccinated during the … Read more

Vaccination sparks new hope in a Haitian school

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

Marc Antoine Withney is the principal and main teacher at the Salen Mixed Instruction Center, an elementary school in one poorest neighborhoods of Port-of-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Like the small houses surrounding it, the school was severely affected by the January 2010 earthquake. But two years after the disaster, the 35-year-old Haitian was able–through his own … Read more

Vaccination Activities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

April 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia - (Comments Off)

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