A new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reveals that the number of road traffic deaths continues to rise in the Americas, reaching almost 155,000 per year, 11% of the world’s total.

La directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), doctora Carissa F. Etienne,  exhortó a traducir “en acciones concretas, concertadas, sólidas, innovadoras” los resultados del primer Foro Nacional sobre la Estrategia De Atención Primaria Integral De Salud en la República Dominicana, para así “cambiar el curso de la historia de la salud pública”.

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne met today with the Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Didacus Jules, to discuss areas for collaboration.

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today.

The English Caribbean island has begun implementing a computer system developed by PAHO and its Latin American Perinatology Center to improve neonatal health and reduce deaths in the first month of life.