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28 Aug 2018 description

In the first quarter of 2018, our teams brought together more than 100 health care professionals for an emergency room trauma course aimed at increasing the chances of survival for patients at risk in hospitals. Medical supplies were also provided, some of which were used for treating wounds in public and military hospitals, for example.

Over 500 patients were assisted in the first quarter of 2018, including victims of urban violence and emergency cases.

27 Jun 2018 description

The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 162nd session on 21 June, following discussions and deliberations on a variety of strategies, action plans and policies to address a number of key health challenges in the region.

Washington, DC, June 22, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 162nd session on 21 June, following discussions and deliberations on a variety of strategies, action plans and policies to address a number of key health challenges in the region.

22 May 2018 description

The ICRC in Venezuela and the CARICOM States promote and maintain constructive humanitarian dialogue with a range of authorities; they work with Security and Armed Forces to reinforce the integration of and respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the international rules on the use of force; they run emergency room trauma courses for military and public health professionals, and are strengthening their association with the Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC) by training up VRC volunteers and providing them with technical, financial and logistical support.

20 Apr 2018 description

Panamá es el escenario de la LXVIII Reunión Anual del Consejo Directivo del Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP), en la que se revisa el trabajo del Instituto y se plantearán nuevos proyectos; donde además se realizó el acto protocolar en el cual le correspondió al Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) de Panamá recibir la Presidencia Pro- Tempore de este Consejo Directivo.

20 Apr 2018 description

San Salvador, 19 de abril de 2018. Hoy se desarrolló el XXXIV Foro de Aplicación de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, en el que expertos de Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice estimaron los posibles impactos climatológicos a desarrollarse durante los próximos tres meses y cómo podrían afectar el sector agrícola, salud, pesca, medio ambiente y gestión de riesgo, entre otros.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

28 Mar 2018 description

Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean

INTRODUCTION

The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.

10 Mar 2018 description

Los comisionados están recabando información sobre las causas fundamentales de las desigualdades en salud en la región. Este año presentarán su informe final con recomendaciones concretas para eliminar esas brechas.

09 Mar 2018 description
report SICA

El Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá -INCAP- recibió por parte de la República de China (Taiwán) el tercer desembolso para la implementación del proyecto "Promoción de la Alimentación y Nutrición de Hogares Rurales en la Ventana de Oportunidad de los Mil Días, incluyendo el desarrollo agrícola familiar sostenible, en conglomerados de municipios de Belice, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y República Dominicana que tienen altas prevalencias de desnutrición crónica, como estrategia para la reducción del hambre y la pobreza."

29 Jan 2018 description

Inter-American Development Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Carlos Slim Foundation to endorse five-year initiative

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

17 Oct 2017 description

Cuernavaca, Morelos, 13 de octubre de 2017 - del 9 al 13 de octubre se llevó a cabo en Cuernavaca, Morelos un encuentro entre países de la región mesoamericana sobre salud y derechos humanos de las personas en situación de migración.

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.