• 07/18/2018 - "Excessive consumption of processed foods rich in salt and sugars is the main factor behind the increase in obesity. Countries must face this situation by encouraging healthy diets through public policies that allow consumers to know the benefits and harms of what they are eating," Said José Graziano da Silva,  FAO Director-General
  • 07/17/2018 - On 25-26 October 2018, the world will come together to renew a commitment to strengthening primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline to contribute to Declaration on Primary Health Care continues until July 22
  • 07/03/2018 - The situation of migrants, the aging of the population, sexual and reproductive health, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant populations will be some of the central topics addressed in conversations at the Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held August 7-9 at the Convention Center of Lima, Peru. At the gathering – organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Peruvian government, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – the region’s countries will follow up on implementation of the priority measures set forth in the Montevideo Consensus, the most important intergovernmental agreement on population and development signed to date in the region.
  • 06/26/2018 - Classifying disease to map the way we live and die. 18 years after the launch of ICD-10, WHO released a version of ICD-11 to allow Member States time to plan implementation. This is anticipating the presentation of ICD-11 to the World Health Assembly in 2019 for adoption by countries. Over a decade in the making, this version is a vast improvement on ICD-10. 
  • 06/19/2018 - On Friday (15/06), the Ministers of Public Health of Mercosur met in Asunción, where they agreed on the criteria for the frontal labeling of food. Uruguay is advancing on the issue and plans to issue a decree. The objective is to regulate foods with excessive contents of fats, sugars and salt. The leaders also ratified the work done for the joint purchase of high-priced medication.

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