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09/26/2016 - PAHO 55th Directing Council
September 26-30, 2016 - 55th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) - Washington, DC.…
09/29/2016 - World Heart Day
September 29, 2016 - World Heart Day…
10/31/2016 - Obesity Week
October 31 - November 5, 2016 - ObesityWeek is a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. ObesityWeek brings tog…

Uruguay's victory over the tobacco industry sets a world precedent
July 8, 2016
"We have proven before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes that our country, without violating any treaty, remains committed to our irrevocable c [ ... ]

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La salud no se negocia (3º edición). Niños en la mira de la industria tabacalera. Análisis sobre la publicidad y exhibición de productos de tabaco en los puntos de venta de América Latina como estrategia para atraer a niños, niñas y adolescen [ ... ]

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FCTC Article 14 Tools

A number of resources are now available to help countries implement FCTC Article 14 and its guidelines. The tools are available in English, Spanish and French and can be found at treattobacco.net.

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Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop.
  That is the conclusion of a major new review, written by leading world experts and published in the medical journal, Addiction. The review examined a wide range of measure [ ... ]

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PAHO Nutrient Profile Model In October 2014, Member States at the 53rd session of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), unanimously approved the Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and  [ ... ]

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Carbonating the World:
Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in
Low- and Middle-income Countries
We are pleased to share a new document "Carbonating the World: Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle-income Countries", whi [ ... ]

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Ultra-processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic in Latin America, says new PAHO/WHO report Industrially processed food products, sugary drinks and fast foods are displacing more nutritious traditional diets, with alarming health results [ ... ]

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World Heart Day "Creating Heart Healthy Environments" - September 29, 2014
Join us on September 29, 2014 and take part in the biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the world.

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PAHO/WHO urges more attention to blood pressure control
In Latin America and the Caribbean, only 1 in 5 people with hypertension manage to keep their blood pressure below 140/90

Washington, D.C., 14 May 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Hypertension Day, Ma [ ... ]

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World Health Day - April 7, 2015
From farm to plate, make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food suppl [ ... ]

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Declaration of Support for the PAHO/WHO Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents - 53rd PAHO Directing Council, September 29 – October 3, 2014

The 53rd PAHO Directing Council will convene next week on September 29  [ ... ]

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8th CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE ON EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE - June 11, 2016
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica, in association with the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association, are pleased to present the 8th Caribbean Conferenc on Emer [ ... ]

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Argentina:  National Law 27159 Supports CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Buenos Aires, Argentina - On July 24, 2015 both chambers of the Argentine Parliament passed the National Law 27159 on "Sudden Death - Integral Prevention System" which [ ... ]

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Día Mundial del Corazón 2014 en México
Destacada Participación de la FIC México en el Primer Cardiotón
Al cumplir su vigesimoquinto aniversario, el Día Mundial del Corazón registró este fin de semana en la Ciudad de México una multitudinaria  [ ... ]

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IAHF Position on Training and Public Access Defibrillation in Latin America Experts in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) from Latin America developed this statement to argue for the need to train the population in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CP [ ... ]

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