PAHO/WHO Meetings Address Health Challenges In Americas Region

PAHO/WHO: PAHO Executive Committee concludes its 162nd session on advancing health in the Americas region
“The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 162nd session on 21 June, following discussions and deliberations on a variety of strategies, action plans, and policies to address a number of key health challenges in the region. Issues that were advanced during the Committee include: action plans to ensure the health of women, children, and adolescents; the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer; and the human resources required for universal health access and coverage…” (6/22).

PAHO/WHO: New strategy developed to improve vaccination coverage in large cities
“Experts and officials from eight Latin American countries have met in Buenos Aires to revise a new strategy to enable broader vaccination coverage in large cities. … During the meeting, participants shared lessons learned from other countries on improving vaccination levels among urban and suburban populations, as well as recommendations for the development of strategies to improve access to, and use of, vaccinations. Participants also identified effective strategies to improve vaccination levels in marginalized urban areas…” (6/27).

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