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  • 09/23/2014 - The Institut Pasteur International Division finances traineeship grants to promote and facilitate mobility among scientists (students, researchers and tenured technicians) in any of the Institut Pasteur International Network’s laboratories. The aim of the traineeship is to increase the trainee’s skills and strengthen the capabilities of the candidate’s institute. Until octubre, 15.
  • 09/18/2014 - New data released by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015. New estimates in "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014" show that in 2013, 6.3 million children under five died from mostly preventable causes, around 200 000 fewer than in 2012, but still equal to nearly 17 000 child deaths each day.
  • 09/15/2014 - In August, the Pan-American Health Organisation concluded the public consultation stage on the document “Strategy for Universal Health Coverage”, approved in May at the 154th Session of the PAHO Executive Committee. The process, led by the country’s ministries of health, involved participation by civil society, academic institutions and health professionals, who gave their opinions on the proposed model. PAHO reports that all the countries in the Americas region were consulted and that six South American nations – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay and Uruguay – have published consolidated reports.
  • 09/04/2014 - More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO's first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Evidence from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and a number of European countries reveals that limiting access to these means can help prevent people dying by suicide. Another key to reducing deaths by suicide is a commitment by national governments to the establishment and implementation of a coordinated plan of action. Currently, only 28 countries are known to have national suicide prevention strategies.
  • 08/28/2014 - In order to discuss the main aspects of the Chikungunya epidemic in South America as well as the best strategies to fight the disease, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Health are promoting a Workshop on Surveillance and Response specifically tailored for the issue. The event, which is supported by ISAGS, is taking place on August 26th and 27th in Asuncion and precedes the meeting of the Technical Group on Health Surveillance and Response (Surveillance TG) of the South American Health Council.
  • 08/15/2014 - West Africa is experiencing the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history. Ebola outbreaks can be contained using available interventions like early detection and isolation, contact tracing and monitoring, and adherence to rigorous procedures of infection control. However, a specific treatment or vaccine would be a potent asset to counter the virus.Therefore, on 11 August 2014, WHO convened a consultation to consider and assess the ethical implications for clinical decision-making of the potential use of unregistered interventions.
  • 08/08/2014 - The application of appropriate preventive measures are key to bringing the ebola epidemic under control, says Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, where he leads technical cooperation efforts for 47 Member States. Since the first case was reported in Guinea in March of this year, the virus has spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia, where 1,369 cases and 759 deaths had been reported as of 1 August 2014. The three countries had never previously experienced ebola, a highly infectious disease that is spread by contact with the blood, bodily fluids, or tissue of infected animals or humans.
  • 08/08/2014 - Prepared by the Ministry of Public Health with support from PAHO/WHO, the guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the disease. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 17 July 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – For Dr. Andrea Santana, a family doctor at the Plaza de Salud General Hospital in Santo Domingo, the word chikungunya barely existed in her medical vocabulary until a few months ago.
  • 08/01/2014 - A place for strategic policy debate on the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda: that is what the South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS) intends to offer by launching the journal ‘Post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals: the South American View’. The journal, the first publication of its kind edited by the Institute, is designed to foster broader critical debate and exchange of practical experience from a South American standpoint. To that end, the ISAGS invites managers and workers in the fields of health and public policy, members of civil organisations and social movements, students and researchers to contribute previously unpublished articles, essays, debates and analyses on the theme. Those interested should submit their contributions by 30 August.
  • 07/30/2014 - In order to provide a conceptual and methodological reference for the development of psychomotricity, the European Forum of Psychomotricity (EFP), the Organisation Internationale de Psychomotricité et de Relaxation (OIPR) and the Red Latinoamericana de Universidades con Formación en Psicomotricidad (Red Fortaleza de Psicomotricidad) signed a declaration on July 5, 2014, at the Superior Institute of Reeducation and Psychomotor Paris (Institut Superieur et Reeducation of Psychomotricite)  during the Summer University in Paris (Universidad de Verano de Paris).