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Children First: A Success Story of Collaboration between Pediatric Hospitals in Mexico and Canada
With support from the Pan American Health Organization and Health Canada, a partnership initiated in 1997 between the Oaxaca Children's Hospital in Mexico and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada is flourishing, proving that international technical cooperation can improve the health of children in the Americas.  Read more

 Medical Professionals Worldwide Endorse WHO Checklist for Safer Surgery

A new safety checklist for surgical procedures developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) won the endorsements of nearly 250 health organizations from over 40 countries at a launching event yesterday at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, D.C. Read more

 PAHO Launches Safe Surgery Saves Lives - 2nd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge

The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch its new global initiative "Safe Surgery Saves Lives," aimed at improving the safety of surgery in countries around the world, on June 25, 2008, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at PAHO headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Read more

 Vaccination week in the Americas advances on goals

Regional objective: Vaccinate 62 million people
With a spirit of integration and Pan-Americanism, health authorities carried out launches and immunization activities in all countries and territories of the Americas this week, working to vaccinate 62 million children, young people and adults throughout the Region, including indigenous populations in border areas. Read more
Perspectives in Health

Perspectives in Health - March 2008The eZine of the Pan American Health Organization. This edition features: Chronic Diseases: Everyone's Epidemic - Traffic Safety: No Act of Fate - Jerry Rivera: "Stop the Pain" - PAHO Calls for Action on Alcohol - More....  Read more

PAHO Today

PAHO Today - July 2008 EditionPAHO Today is the newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization. In this edition: Vaccination Week '08 Advances toward Record Goals, HPV Vaccine Eyed as Part of Cervical Cancer Strategy, Global Health Leaders Tackle Top Issues, Safe Surgery Checklist Launched at PAHO, more.  Read more

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About the Area of Public Information

The Area of Public Information assumes the main responsibility for the public relations function in PAHO. It serves as the link between PAHO and the general public, as well as specialized audiences. It publishes and produces materials about PAHO including Perspectives in Health magazine and PAHO Today newsletter; creates and produces multimedia material on PAHO, such as Public Service Announcements, for use by the media; and provides media training and assistance with communication strategies to PAHO staff. The Area also coordinates PAHO's Speakers Bureau.

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