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After studying the obstacles that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people in the Region of the Americas face when they seek health care, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a report urging the elimination of barriers to accessing these services.

alma ata exhibitIn celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has inaugurated a photo exhibition and accompanying book to highlight health progress in the region, particularly in the area of public health.

Countries in the Region of the Americas have made considerable progress in bioethics since 2012, but recent health emergencies, particularly the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, have highlighted the need to continue strengthening bioethics, including the Region’s capacity to respond ethically to emergencies.

Communication for Health, or C4H, refers to the communication principles and processes that inform and influence the behavior and attitudes necessary to achieve positive public health outcomes at the individual, community and social levels.

Dr. Largaespada Beer’sThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recognized Dr. Natalia Largaespada Beer of Belize for her service to public health by presenting her with the PAHO Award for Health Services Management and Leadership. The recognition was made before an audience of health leaders from throughout the Americas attending the 56th PAHO Directing Council.