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  • 05/28/2019 - Delegates from the World Health Assembly adopted three resolutions on universal coverage, focusing on: primary health care, the role of community health workers and the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on universal health coverage.
  • 05/22/2019 - When presenting the main topics for discussion at the World Health Assembly to delegations from the countries of the Americas, Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), urged them to ensure that their interventions reflect the Region’s position on universal health, which includes universal health coverage and access. The World Health Assembly will be extensively discussing universal health coverage, not only at the plenary, but also in the different decisions that will be made on the subject. In her address to the delegates of the Americas, the PAHO Director recalled the process involved in reaching a consensus in 2014 on universal health coverage and access.  
  • 05/20/2019 - In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.
  • 05/20/2019 - The death toll among 34,300 cases reported across 42 countries in the WHO’s European region reached 13, with the virus killing people in Ukraine - which is suffering a measles epidemic - as well as in Romania and Albania. The risk is that outbreaks may continue to spread, that's why WHO warned that is urging authorities to ensure that vulnerable people are vaccinated.
  • 05/03/2019 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) proposed on monday (29/4) series of interventions aimed at integrating migrant health needs into national policies, strategies and programs. The Organization has published a guidance document on migration and health that suggests five areas of action countries should take top improve the health of migrants and the populations that receive them.
  • 04/15/2019 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Regional Network of Interprofessional Education of the Americas (REIP) announce the second webinar of the year, which will take place on the 22nd, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Washington time). Open to all and led by Dr. Barbara Brandt from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Joseph Zorek from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this webinar will highlight trends and activities in interprofessional education and collaborative practice to achieve universal health.
  • 04/05/2019 - Women outlive men everywhere in the world – particularly in wealthy countries. The World Health Statistics 2019 – disaggregated by sex for the first time – explains why. “Breaking down data by age, sex and income group is vital for understanding who is being left behind and why,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Behind every number in the World Health Statistics is a person, a family, a community or a nation. Our task is to use these data to make evidence-based policy decisions that move us closer to a healthier, safer, fairer world for everyone.”
  • 04/01/2019 - World Health Day is celebrated in April 7, and this year marks the end of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). In the region of the Americas, these celebrations were framed under the theme "Universal health: for all and everyone, everywhere". The aim of the 'universal health' is to ensure that all people have access, without discrimination, to quality integral services, without facing financial difficulties. 
  • 04/01/2019 - Latest reports indicate that more than 400 are now confirmed dead in Mozambique alone, with a further 300 fatalities in Zimbabwe and Malawi. In Geneva, Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said that an estimated 300 square kilometres of land had been destroyed or submerged when 150 kilometre-per-hour-plus winds and floodwaters swept across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe from the night of 14 March. In partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and other UN agencies, IFRC is working with the authorities to provide assistance.
  • 03/18/2019 - A report released on March 13 by UNAIDS shows that the incidence of the virus shows signs that is growing among people who inject drugs (1.2% in 2011 to 1.4% in 2017). This trend is against the global decline in new HIV infections in the general population, of around 25% between 2010 and 2017. The report also shows that 99% of people who inject drugs live in countries that do not offer adequate coverage of harm reduction services.

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