PAHO Region Ministers Of Health Agree To Collective Approach To Eliminating More Than 30 Diseases, Conditions By 2030

PAHO/WHO: Countries of the Americas commit to a collective approach to eliminating more than 30 diseases
“Ministers of health participating in the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) [Tuesday] agreed on a collective approach to eliminate more than 30 communicable diseases and related conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean by the year 2030. The PAHO Disease Elimination Initiative: A Policy for an Integrated Sustainable Approach to Communicable Diseases in the Americas targets a list of diseases considered to be prime candidates for elimination, including HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, schistosomiasis, trachoma, Chagas disease, malaria, cholera, human rabies, and others…” (10/1).