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Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
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Dr. Carissa F. Etienne re-elected for second term as PAHO Director

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was re-elected today for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the organization.
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PAHO Director highlights regional health achievements and challenges during 2013-2017

In a key accountability report presented today, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, highlighted major health progress and challenges in the Americas during 2013-2017 and the role of PAHO's technical cooperation in those developments. .
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PAHO Launches New Initiative to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of Four Diseases

Every year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; some 9,000 are born with Chagas disease; and 6,000 contract the hepatitis B virus. If not detected and treated in time, these infections can cause miscarriages, congenital malformations, neurological and heart problems, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and in some cases, even death.
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Data from 17 countries and territories in the Americas point to elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Seventeen countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on the eve of World AIDS Day (1 December). Nevertheless, an estimated 2,500 children in the Region were born with the virus in 2014.
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WHO validates Cuba's elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Cuba today became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.  "Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible," said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. "This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation."
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Number of babies born with HIV declined 78% in Latin America and the Caribbean, says new PAHO/WHO report

The number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean declined by 78% between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis in the Americas, takes stock of progress in the region's countries toward the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
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Antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV is increasing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nearly 600,000 more people today than in 2003 are receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to data released by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in the lead-up to World AIDS Day, December 1.
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Health leaders set course for Pan American health action and progress toward universal coverage

Health authorities from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean agreed this week on a series of joint actions to improve their countries' health systems, advance toward universal health coverage, and work with other sectors to improve social, environmental and economic conditions that impact on people's health.
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