NEWS & RELEASES - NOTICIAS
Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting at the 61st World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland. World Health Organization.
The election of chair for this meeting fell on Hon Mr John Maginley, Minister of Health of Antigua and Barbuda. Delegations from Caribbean Countries were headed by Ministers of Health from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago.
Ministers of Health were requested to reminder that Alma Ata and Primary Health Care were
defined to address the increasing inequities in health and this is another opportunity to
address this pending debt and move us closer to the achievement of the Millennium Development
Director's Office news and speeches from MOHs of the Americas »
Virtual Conferencing at PAHO
'The use of emerging technologies for better management'
Director's article celebrating 'World Telecommunication and Information Society Day'
Theme 2008: Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All
Washington, D.C. May 17, 2008.
A total of 1,913 Virtual Conference sessions have taken place in PAHO which included the Regional Office, 28 Country Offices, 8 Pan American Centers, Ministries of Health, academic institutions, other WHO regions and international networks and partners.
Using these technologies has helped create a stronger sense of belonging, common understanding and ownership of policies, breaking the chronic barriers to participation due to high cost or time availability.
The adoption of this new and innovative way of working is in direct support to PAHO's results-based management approach moving the Organization to a learning organization that is horizontal, cross-cutting and knowledge based.
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Respuestas solidarias para la crisis alimentaria
Artículo de la Directora publicado en varios medios de comunicación de la Región
May 9, 2008.
Directora de la OPS hace un llamado a la comunidad internacional para promover la solidaridad
y cooperación entre países que permita contribuir a la autoproducción y a la soberanía
alimentaria de nuestros pueblos.
'Esta crisis encuentra a América Latina y el Caribe en un momento crucial de concentración de
esfuerzos para erradicar la mal nutrición y desarrollando estrategias que atacan tanto los
efectos más visibles como las causas de un problema crónico con efectos deletéreos sobre las
posibilidades de desarrollo actual y futuro de sus poblaciones.' - señaló.
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Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO, attended a United Nations Secretary-General meeting which main topic
on Global Health and the United Nations.
Ban Ki-moon gathers global health experts to improve care for world's poorest.
Atlanta, Georgia. May 8-9, 2008.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and global health leaders meeting at the Carter Center in
the United States city of Atlanta agreed on measures to help make childbirth
safer and tackle other challenges facing the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Dr. Chan said women's health is critical. "The world in the last 20 years failed to take care
of its women"
President Carter said this was "one of the most important meetings" that he would attend this
year. He stressed that to address global health problems, "it is not only a matter of health
care but of economic progress for the poorest people on earth."
Global Health and UN, a global strategy
UN News Centre online
Strengthening Health Systems: Towards New Forms of Global Cooperation
Dr. Julio Frenk's keynote address.
The Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action.