PAHO


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PAHO

abbreviation for Pan American Health Organization.
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The repair works and the procurement of the equipment and supplies is expected to be completed by the end of March at which time PAHO will undertake a review of the various interventions and will assess the level of progress being made.
I am excited to join the PAHO Foundation team as we work to ensure a future where the health of women and girls, as well as other vulnerable populations in the region are top priorities," Carr Johnson said.
In December 2015, PAHO activated an incident management system to coordinate the regional Zika virus response and developed a framework for action with four pillars: 1) detection of Zika virus and its complications, 2) prevention of new infections, 3) provision of care and support for affected persons and families, and 4) implementation of research to understand the disease and its consequences (6).
The mix of environmental hazards and the diseases that they cause varies among countries in Latin America and even regionally within countries, depending on demographics, socioeconomic factors, urbanization, and degree of industrial development (Barreto 2004; De Maio 2011; PAHO 2007).
A large share of these cases has been reported in the Caribbean, including more than 9,000 in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and another 4,000 in what the PAHO termed the "non-Latin Caribbean.
The Caribbean BOI studies will continue under CARPHA, with support from PAHO, using additional data being obtained in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Bermuda.
Thus PAHO is experiencing a period of change, a period of great relevance for defining the architecture, operation and agenda of the organization.
In December 2008, a forum with the region's governments, partners, and stakeholders was held at PAHO headquarters to discuss the establishment of this innovative partnership mechanism that would seek to pool public and private resources and support cost-effective NTD prevention, control, and elimination efforts.
The PAHO also reports that the disease is reaching new parts of the country, and the main contamination sources are water, food, and dead bodies.
The PAHO, a regional office of the UN's World Health Organisation, has warned that cholera has taken hold and the troubled Caribbean nation should now expect hundreds of thousands of cases over the next few years.
For more information, visit the PAHO Website at http://new.