Vaccination Week in the Americas

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Minister of Health, Alberto Tejada, who vaccinated a child as a symbol of the beginning of the campaign, was accompanied by the president of Peru, Mr. Ollanta Humala, along with First Lady, Nadine Heredia.   Present at the event were also Representative of PAHO/WHO in Peru, Fernando Leanes, the PAHO Immunization Advisory Peru, Veronica Carrion, … Read more

Ministers of Health of Ecuador and Peru Launch Vaccination Week

April 21st, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

This campaign seeks to highlight the importance of vaccination especially among populations hard to reach, the very poor, rural, border and minority populations. Reinforcing this idea on April 15 took place the bi-national meeting of Ministers of Health of Peru.  In the district of Aguas Verdes, Alberto Tejada and the Minister of Health of Ecuador … Read more

Port of Prince, Haiti, 21 April 2012 (PAHO/WHO) — As the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas got under way, Haiti today launched intensive vaccination activities to protect children against diseases including polio, measles and rubella, among others. A launch event was held in Port of Prince with the participation of national health authorities, … Read more

Guatemala launches Vaccination Week in the Americas

April 21st, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

The mayor of Mixco, Otto Pérez Leal, the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, and the Representative of PAHO/WHO in Guatemala, Guadalupe Verdejo, during the opening ceremony of Vaccination Week in the Americas 2012 on April 20. Link to gallery of photos

Dominican Republic Launched its Vaccination Week

April 20th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Vaccination Week was launched from the Dominican Republic on April 19, with the participation of the Minister of Health, Dr. Bautista Rojas Gómez, and Dr. Lilian Reneau-Vernon, Country Representative and other authorities.  Dominican Repúblic is using the Vaccination Week to vaccinate children under three years of age with oral polio vaccine as well as vaccinating … Read more

Vaccination Week in the Americas seeks to protect 44 million people in the region

April 19th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

Regional initiative celebrates its 10th year, while more than 180 countries and territories join in the first World Immunization Week Washington, D.C., 19 April 2012 — With the goal of vaccinating some 44 million people, 45 countries and territories of the Americas are set to participate in the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas … Read more

Video of First Ladies in the Launching of Vaccination Week in the Americas

April 18th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia - (Comments Off)

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Latin American Celebrities Support Vaccination Week in the Americas

April 18th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in multimedia | news - (Comments Off)

Washington, D.C., 20 April, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – More than a half-dozen Latin American celebrities will join forces with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) next week to promote the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas and the first-ever World Immunization Week, on April 21–28. The celebrities, many of whom are participating thanks … Read more

On April 15, the first ladies of Latin America and the Caribbean helped launch of the 10th Vaccination Week in the Americas at an event held at the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation in Cartagena, Colombia, just prior to the conclusion of the Sixth Summit of the Americas.

VACUNATON 2012

April 14th, 2012 | Posted by Mitchell in news - (Comments Off)

On April 15th, Bolivia will hold a National Immunization Day to eliminate measles and rubella through vaccination of 200,000 children from ages two through five years of age. Read more…