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Tedros Adhanom says: “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious a security threat as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak,” External link

paho Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:08:00 AM CET

Tedros Adhanom says: “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious a security threat as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak,” External link

paho Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:08:00 AM CET

Kazuaki Miyagishima says: "Scientific evidence demonstrates that overuse of antibiotics in animals can contribute to the emergence of antibiotic resistance," External link

paho Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:08:00 AM CET

Julio Berdegue dijo: “Con el aumento del hambre, es muy difícil que la región alcance el Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2 Hambre Cero” External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:46:00 PM CET

Carissa F Etienne afirmó: “En la actualidad, es fácil encontrar hogares con un niño desnutrido y una madre con sobrepeso, o un niño con desnutrición crónica y sobrepeso o con una deficiencia de vitaminas y minerales” External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:46:00 PM CET

Fiona Bull señala: «La OMS alienta a los países a esforzarse por modificar los factores del entorno que aumentan el riesgo de obesidad en nuestros hijos. Más concretamente, es preciso reducir el consumo de alimentos muy elaborados baratos, con alto contenido calórico y bajo valor nutricional. Además, conviene que los niños dediquen menos tiempo de ocio a actividades sedentarias y que incluyen el uso de pantallas. Para ello, es necesario fomentar la actividad física mediante el deporte y la recreación activa» External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:46:00 PM CET

Carissa F Etienne consideró: "Esto no solo sienta un fuerte precedente para el tabaco, sino que ayudará con otros productos que son dañinos para la salud" External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:46:00 PM CET

Carissa F Etienne dijo: "preparar a los países para hacer frente a emergencias, pero inmediatamente después de un desastre es ayudar con la respuesta, la recuperación y la rehabilitación" External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:46:00 PM CET

Tabare Vazquez said: “Governments should be fully committed to reducing the toll from NCDs, as the human and economic costs are far too great to ignore,” “This places a heavy responsibility on governments to act. But by taking determined action to protect people from the main risks causing NCDs, we will make it easier for people to enjoy healthier lives, while supporting communities and countries to grow and develop strongly” External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:14:00 AM CET

Tabare Vazquez added: “Beating NCDs, and promoting health, are issues for everyone and across every area of government. Finance ministries save lives by taxing tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks, by cutting consumption and raising revenues to treat NCDs. Trade and investment agreements should not be used as an excuse to look the other way, wash our hands and not protect the public health of our citizens. Education ministries need to ensure our youth are well informed and taught how to make the healthy choice, that schools make available healthy food and provide opportunities for play and recreation” External link

paho Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:14:00 AM CET

Tabare Vazquez said: “Governments should be fully committed to reducing the toll from NCDs, as the human and economic costs are far too great to ignore,” “This places a heavy responsibility on governments to act. But by taking determined action to protect people from the main risks causing NCDs, we will make it easier for people to enjoy healthier lives, while supporting communities and countries to grow and develop strongly” External link

paho Monday, October 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM CEST

Tabare Vazquez added: “Beating NCDs, and promoting health, are issues for everyone and across every area of government. Finance ministries save lives by taxing tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks, by cutting consumption and raising revenues to treat NCDs. Trade and investment agreements should not be used as an excuse to look the other way, wash our hands and not protect the public health of our citizens. Education ministries need to ensure our youth are well informed and taught how to make the healthy choice, that schools make available healthy food and provide opportunities for play and recreation” External link

paho Monday, October 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM CEST

Majid Ezzati adds: "These worrying trends reflect the impact of food marketing and policies across the globe, with healthy nutritious foods too expensive for poor families and communities. The trend predicts a generation of children and adolescents growing up obese and at greater risk of diseases, like diabetes. We need ways to make healthy, nutritious food more available at home and school, especially in poor families and communities, and regulations and taxes to protect children from unhealthy foods" External link

paho Monday, October 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM CEST

Fiona Bull adds: "WHO encourages countries to implement efforts to address the environments that today are increasing our children's chance of obesity. Countries should aim particularly to reduce consumption of cheap, ultra-processed, calorie dense, nutrient poor foods. They should also reduce the time children spend on screen-based and sedentary leisure activities by promoting greater participation in physical activity through active recreation and sports" External link

paho Monday, October 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “to prepare countries to face emergencies, but in the immediate aftermath of a disaster is it to help with the response, the recovery and the rehabilitation,” External link

paho Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:46:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne added: “We need to reduce mosquito breeding sites, especially of the Aedes aegypti, which breeds in our own houses. With this amount of debris around its going to be difficult to do that, but every householder has to be responsible for cleaning in and near his house,” External link

paho Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:46:00 AM CEST

Tedros Adhanom says: "By the year 2050, 1 in 5 people in the world will be aged 60 and older," External link

paho Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom says: "By the year 2050, 1 in 5 people in the world will be aged 60 and older," External link

paho Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM CEST

John Beard concluded: "Integrated care can help foster inclusive economic growth, improve health and wellbeing, and ensure older people have the opportunity to contribute to development, instead of being left behind," External link

paho Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM CEST

John Beard says: "The world's health systems aren't ready for older populations," External link

paho Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM CEST

John Beard adds: "If health systems are to meet the needs of older populations, they must provide ongoing care focused on the issues that matter to older people – chronic pain, and difficulties with hearing, seeing, walking or performing daily activities," "This will require much better integration between care providers" External link

paho Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “If we want to reach the SDGs, particularly universal health coverage, we must have adequate health personnel, and we must have them in the places that need them,” External link

paho Monday, October 2, 2017 5:44:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Strengthening tobacco control policies is essential if we want to reduce tobacco use and save lives,” External link

paho Friday, September 29, 2017 12:22:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Action by the health sector alone will not be sufficient to achieve our objectives,” External link

paho Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:20:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Until every man, woman and child can live a life that is healthy and productive, we will have failed, and I don’t want the next generation to say, ‘what did they do,’” “Let’s go forward with the commitment that we will reach everyone who is not being reached” External link

paho Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:20:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Emerging and chronic diseases, which cause disability and require many years of care, are an obstacle to development,” “We need strong, flexible, and integrated health systems to respond effectively to new threats and the needs of an older population,” External link

paho Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:17:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “There have been many achievements and successes, due in large part to Member States working ever more closely with us to shape—and to take responsibility for the results of—the technical cooperation,” External link

paho Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:01:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne noted: ”s secretariat, in areas ranging from strengthening preparedness for disasters and other health emergencies, to support for legislation and regulation of potentially harmful products. Examples of this technical cooperation during the five-year period of the report include helping countries prepare for the possible introduction of Ebola virus in 2014, and helping them cope with the rapid and wide spread of chikungunya virus in 2014 and 2015. An especially significant challenge faced by the countries during the period was the Zika virus, which spread throughout the Region in 2015 and 2016, causing a sharp increase in birth anomalies and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome. “The Bureau worked with countries and partners to track the epidemic while providing critical support in clinical and laboratory diagnosis of cases, case management, and vector control, among others,” “We also worked with partners to provide evidence-based, ethical guidelines and advice to Member States” External link

paho Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:01:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “Our team was able to arrive in Dominica yesterday carrying medicines and supplies and walked to the hospital, where they verified that it is partially operational with 101 patients, but critical services like dialysis and blood services are not working,” External link

paho Monday, September 25, 2017 8:24:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “Health is a central factor in these emergencies, whether they are earthquakes or hurricanes. The risks are different and we have to adapt the approaches to country needs,” External link

paho Monday, September 25, 2017 8:24:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “could greatly impact already battered structures and debris, complicate humanitarian aid delivery, and displace more people to shelters. A quick delivery of needed supplies and human resources as well as prepositioning and preparation for the coming storm will be important to avoid further public health impact in the countries and territories located in the path of this powerful hurricane,” External link

paho Friday, September 22, 2017 3:17:00 PM CEST

Douglas Bettcher adds: “We need to urgently accelerate progress in the battle to beat NCDs,” “The window of opportunity to save lives is closing. This is playing out before our eyes in many ways, including in the increasing numbers of people, particularly children and adolescents, suffering from obesity, overweight and diabetes. If we don't take action now to protect people from NCDs, we will condemn today’s and tomorrow’s youth to lives of ill-health and reduced economic opportunities” External link

paho Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:55:00 PM CEST

Ciro Ugarte said: “We have seen the health sector severely impacted on many islands, with devastating effects from Hurricane Irma,” External link

paho Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:55:00 AM CEST

Julio Berdegue explained: “The problem is that this change has occurred without sufficient and efficient public policies, guided only by the rules of the market. Today we have to re-govern our food systems to assure that we improve the health of our population,” External link

paho Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:14:00 AM CEST

Julio Berdegue explained: “The Achilles´ heel of food security is access to food. The problem is not the lack of food, but rather that many people do not possess the resources to acquire them,” External link

paho Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:14:00 AM CEST

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