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Members of the International Water and Youth Movement, a youth organization that promotes access to water, continue to collect donations to help provide clean drinking water to more than 5,400 families affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.  


Worker in Latin AmericaPAHO and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC) will celebrate the 2010 World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 22 April with a panel discussion on "My Work, My Health: Healthy Workplaces in the Americas." The winners of the "My Work, My Health" photo contest will also be announced at the event.


Book coverThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is pleased to present the translation into Spanish of the book Environmental Health: From Global to Local, whose editor is Dr. Howard Frumkin, current Director of the National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


Two young womenThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) hosted on April 6 and 7 a meeting to develop strategies and initiatives that advance women's reproductive rights in PAHO Member States. Particular attention was focused on family planning, oral emergency contraception, and prevention of unplanned pregnancies.


PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago invites PAHO Member Governments to submit nominations for the PAHO Award for Administration 2010. The Award is a recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of administration within the framework of the national health services. Nominations will now be received until April 16, 2010.