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Veronica Espinosa said: “We can’t have primary health care or universal health care if we don’t design models that include health workers and a community focus,” External link

paho Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:22:00 AM CEST

James Fitzgerald said: “If we are to meet the needs of an aging population and subsequent increase in the number of non-communicable diseases, we must expand the role of nurses, who make up the majority of the region’s health-care professionals,” External link

paho Friday, May 18, 2018 4:41:00 AM CEST

Silvia Cassiani said: “Broadening the role of graduate nurses is not about substituting or replacing another professional, but about complementing other professionals while increasing efficiency, improving results and reducing cost,” External link

paho Friday, May 18, 2018 4:41:00 AM CEST

Marta Gonzalez said: "My mom has advanced Alzheimer's, which sometimes causes me a lot of stress," "But now, thanks to the medication, I've been feeling better. If I feel my blood pressure start to rise, I come to the clinic for a check-up or I ask my daughter to measure it, and I drink some linden tea to relax," External link

paho Friday, May 18, 2018 4:41:00 AM CEST

Ivan Hernandez said: "I have many patients with hypertension, but 60% are under control," “My objective is to reduce irregularities in order to prevent damage to the heart” External link

paho Friday, May 18, 2018 4:41:00 AM CEST

Ivan Hernandez said: "Prior to the project, we had four to five cases of uncontrolled hypertension each day. Now, they rarely exceed two," External link

paho Friday, May 18, 2018 4:41:00 AM CEST

Marcos Espinal said: “Controlling mosquito breeding sites is essential, both for prevention and during an outbreak,” External link

paho Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:05:00 PM CEST

Marcos Espinal said: “Ensuring robust vector control efforts across the Caribbean is especially important given the islands’ vulnerability to hurricanes and other natural hazards, which often increase mosquito populations and therefore the risk of mosquito-borne diseases,” “Mosquito Awareness Week in the Caribbean is not just about one-off actions but about building awareness and commitment to sustained mosquito-control efforts throughout the year” External link

paho Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:05:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Dr. Dahl-Regis’ list of accomplishments is long. But in addition to their number, there is something quite special about them, in that the most important ones in the areas of immunization and the elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis are also regional achievements. They are historical milestones for public health in the Americas” External link

paho Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:55:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne added: “She is just the second Caribbean national and the first Caribbean women to receive this prestigious award,” “The title of Public Health Hero of the Americas is not one that is bestowed lightly, but I know that those of us who have work with, studied under, been cared for or mentored by her, will agree that she merits a place among this distinguished group of public health servants” External link

paho Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:55:00 AM CEST

Maria Neira says: “Many of the world’s megacities exceed WHO’s guideline levels for air quality by more than 5 times, representing a major risk to people’s health,” External link

paho Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:47:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne added: "It is totally unacceptable that we have data showing us that for children from indigenous ethnic groups, the infant mortality rate is up to five times higher than that of the general population," "Health systems must place the individual, their family and their community at the front and center of actions," External link

paho Friday, April 27, 2018 6:08:00 PM CEST

Edinson Cavani says: “Games aren’t won by scoring goals alone – you also need a first-rate defense,” External link

paho Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:27:00 PM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: “Vaccination Week is a great opportunity to unite efforts in protecting the health of the population,” External link

paho Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:11:00 PM CEST

Julio Sanchez said: “In COFEPRIS, we have no doubt that the implementation and follow-up of a policy focused on generic drugs is key to keeping the market accessible and well supplied with quality products at the best price. This strategy has achieved important results in increasing access to medicines for patients, with major benefits for their health,” External link

paho Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:36:00 AM CEST

Julio Sanchez said: “In COFEPRIS, we have no doubt that the implementation and follow-up of a policy focused on generic drugs is key to keeping the market accessible and well supplied with quality products at the best price. This strategy has achieved important results in increasing access to medicines for patients, with major benefits for their health,” External link

paho Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4:22:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: "Health is a right, and as such we must overcome barriers to have access to care," External link

paho Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:18:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne said: "It is not enough to have hospitals and health centers, these institutions must have the right combination of human resources, infrastructure and equipment, medicines and other health technologies, to avoid long waiting times and offer quality care," External link

paho Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:18:00 AM CEST

Michelle Bachelet said: "In this matter there are neither miracles nor shortcuts, what there is a long road of collective work that leads to more justice for all," External link

paho Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:18:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne afirmó: “La salud es un derecho y como tal debemos superar las barreras de acceso a la atención” External link

paho Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:54:00 AM CEST

Carissa F Etienne señaló: “No es suficiente tener hospitales y centros de salud, estas instituciones deben contar con la combinación adecuada de recursos humanos, infraestructura y equipos, medicamentos y otras tecnologías de salud, para evitar largos tiempos de espera y ofrecer una atención de calidad” External link

paho Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:54:00 AM CEST

Marcos Espinal declared: “We can end tuberculosis in the Region of the Americas. We must address the factors that lead to this disease, ranging from living conditions to health service access barriers,” External link

paho Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:36:00 AM CEST

Marcos Espinal afirmó: "Se puede terminar con la tuberculosis en la región de las Américas. Debemos abordar los factores que llevan a esta enfermedad: desde las condiciones de vida a las dificultades de acceso a los servicios de salud" External link

paho Monday, March 26, 2018 4:43:00 AM CEST

Marcos Espinal afirmó: “Se puede terminar con la tuberculosis en la región de las Américas. Debemos abordar los factores que llevan a esta enfermedad: desde las condiciones de vida a las dificultades de acceso a los servicios de salud” External link

paho Friday, March 23, 2018 7:14:00 PM CET

Carissa F Etienne stated: “Evidence has shown that regulatory policies on finance, trade, labor, agriculture, social development, and education, among others, can have a greater impact on preventing and controlling NCDs, than can health sector policies alone,” External link

paho Friday, March 23, 2018 5:02:00 AM CET

Carissa F Etienne afirmó: “La evidencia nos muestra que las políticas regulatorias en materia financiera, comercial, laboral, en la agricultura, el desarrollo social y la educación, entre otras, pueden tener un mayor impacto en prevenir y controlar las enfermedades no transmisibles, que el sector de la salud por sí solo” External link

paho Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:39:00 PM CET

Carissa F Etienne afirmó: “Acepto esta medalla con humildad. Reconozco que mis contribuciones a la mejora de la salud pública se construyen sobre el trabajo de quienes me precedieron” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:18:00 AM CET

Carissa F Etienne dijo: “Las tasas de fertilidad en adolescentes siguen siendo altas. Afectan principalmente a las poblaciones que viven en condiciones de vulnerabilidad y muestran las desigualdades entre y dentro de los países. El embarazo en la adolescencia puede tener un profundo efecto en la salud de las niñas durante su curso de vida” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:18:00 AM CET

Esteban Caballero dijo: “La falta de información y el acceso restringido a una educación sexual integral y a servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva adecuados tienen una relación directa con el embarazo adolescente. Muchos de esos embarazos no son una elección deliberada, sino la causa, por ejemplo, de una relación de abuso” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:18:00 AM CET

Carissa F Etienne said: “Adolescent fertility rates remain high in our region, affecting mostly population groups living under conditions of vulnerability and highlighting major inequities between and within countries. Teen pregnancy can have a profound effect on girls’ health over their life course,” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:18:00 AM CET

Marita Perceval said: “Many girls and adolescents must abandon school because of pregnancy, which has a long-term impact on their opportunities to finish their education and join the workforce, as well as their ability to participate in public and political life,” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:18:00 AM CET

Esteban Caballero said: "The lack of information and restricted access to comprehensive sex education and adequate sexual and reproductive health services are directly related to adolescent pregnancies. Many of these pregnancies are not a deliberate choice, but rather the result, for example, of an abusive relationship," External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:18:00 AM CET

Carissa F Etienne said: “I am grateful to the Ministry of Health of Pará for the opportunity to engage with you in technical cooperation. We share a vision in which all people benefit from good health and well-being,” External link

paho Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:18:00 AM CET

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