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Encyclopedia > Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.


External link

PAHO website (http://www.paho.org)


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Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (834 words)
The Pan American Sanitary Bureau is the Secretariat of the PAHO.
Most of the considerations related to the health of populations are based on their living conditions, the fulfillment of their basic needs, the quality of their environment, the culture to which they belong, and their knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regard to health.
Given the conditions that still persist in the Region, health promotion and protection is considered a powerful strategy in the concept and practice of public health, as well as the fulcrum of a new paradigm aimed at affecting the detriments of health in general.
healthfinder® — Pan American Health Organization - PAHO (162 words)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), was formerly known as the International Sanitary Bureau.
PAHO, in its centennial year of existence, serves the health needs of the population of the Americas.
PAHO publishes books in both Spanish and English and a journal on a wide range of health subjects.
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