Pan-American Health Organization

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 minister said experts on infection control from the Pan-American Health Organization are scheduled to arrive in the island to help battle the infections later this week.
Interests Section in Havana came after the Pan-American Health Organization noted the presence of cholera in Cuba and confirmed that foreign tourists had contracted cholera during recent trips to the island.
The initiative, originally proposed during Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Havana in January 2012, has the support of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
The Pan-American Health Organization estimates that this figure could triple when the rainy season begin.
The epidemic may strike as many as 650,000 people in the next six month, dpa quoted the Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization as saying.
31 without leaving the capital, the Pan-American Health Organization said the epidemic's spread from river towns in the countryside to the nation's primary urban center was a dangerous development.
The high-level mission was made up of the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the OAS and Vice President of the Permanent Council; the Director of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO); the Executive Director of the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF); the Manager of the Caribbean Countries Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Permanent Representatives and Alternate Representatives of Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and Brazil; the Ambassadors of Canada and Argentina residing in Halti and Mexico; and the Assistant Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
Still, there are considerable differences between statistics compiled by national police forces and the Pan-American Health Organization, World Health Organization or other groups.
(1) General Coordination for Environmental Health Surveillance in Health Surveillance, Secretariat/Ministry of Health of Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil; (2) Pan-American Health Organization, Office in Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil; (3) Pan-American Health Organization, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development, Washington, DC, USA; (4) Catholic University, Brasilia, Brazil; (5) World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland