Pan-American Health Organization

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Pan-American Health Organization,

inter-American health organization. It was established in 1902 as the International Sanitary Bureau; the present name was adopted in 1958. Its members include all the Latin American nations, Canada, and the United States. France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands are also associated with the organization on behalf of their departments and territories in the Western Hemisphere. The organization cooperates with members in developing public services, collects health statistics, and aids in the control of communicable diseases.
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The Pan American Health Organization developed a campaign for the 12th Vaccination Week in the Americas (covering the period between April 26 and May 3), stressing the importance of action against all vaccine-preventable diseases.
Pan American Health Organization, Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center, Veterinary Public Health Unit.
A Pan American Health Organization study of more than 10,000 pages of internal documents from Latin America's leading tobacco venders, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris, found that Big Tobacco is doing all it can to derail the anti-smoking drive, lobbying lawmakers to allow "light" and mild" labels on cigarette packages, hiring scientists to counter evidence of the effects of secondhand smoking, and pressuring, even bribing, elected officials not to vote for the treaty.
In an April 2004 New York Times article, Renato Gusmao, who headed anti-malaria programs at the Pan American Health Organization, said, "I cannot envision the possibility of rolling back malaria without the power of DDT.
That number, by the way, came from the Pan American Health Organization, which follows this subject very closely.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Jonathan Lomas, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; and Mirta Roses, Pan American Health Organization.
The role of food safety is central to the future of free trade in the Americas and will require extensive cooperation among regional policymakers and organizations, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said in an address last week to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ministerial meeting in Washington.
Secretary General Kofi Annan has named former Pan American Health Organization Director George Alleyne as his special envoy on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region, announced by the United Nations.
In the early 1990S, Dietrich served on the development committee of the Pan American Health Organization (which functions as an American branch office for WHO).
Two years ago, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) produced the first edition of the Virtual Disaster Library on CDROM.
The announcement was made by HHS Secretary Thompson following a June meeting with Sir George Alleyne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
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