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Many dental health clinics were destroyed by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti causing a severe shortfall in services. The Oral Health of Haiti (OHOH) Coalition needs donations to rebuild these services and replace damaged dental equipment. Donations can be made through the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) website.
"Healthy workplaces: My Work, My Health" is the theme of a photo contest celebrating World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Photographs of your healthy and safe workplace may be submited until 31 March 2010. There is a US$ 500.00 prize for the winning photo. The winners will be announced on 28 April 2010.
The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization has coordinated the donation of 175,000 doses of hepatitis A vaccine to Chile, for the immunization of those affected by the February earthquake. PAHO is also supporting Chile in the restoration of health care services around the country.
The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, which will take place on November 17-19, 2010 in Washington, D.C., is accepting abstracts to be considered for the program sessions. The submission of abstracts may be made online, and the deadline is 30 April 2010.
Nominations are being accepted online through 15 June 2010 for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. These awards honor professionals who led the way in advancing health conditions in the Americas and are intended to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders.