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08/28/2015 - European Congress of Cardiology
August 28, 2015 -  European Congress of Cardiology - http://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/Upcoming-congresses/ESC-Congress/ESC-Congress-2015…
08/31/2015 - INFORMAS International Meeting
August 31 - September 1, 2015 -  INFORMAS International Meeting / Brisbane, Australia / https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/soph/global-health/projects/informas.html…
09/01/2015 - ICDAM Conference
September 1, 2015 - ICDAM Conference / Brisbane, Australia.  International conference dedicated to improving methods and measures for both diet and physical activity. INFORMAS will hold a symposium an…



Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop.
  That is the conclusion of a major new review, written by leading world experts and published in the medical journal, Addiction. The review examined a wide range of measure [ ... ]

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Protecting the Health of Jamaicans
Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control
 
The Jamaican Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) reports that Jamaica recently had a needs assessment exercise with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Wor [ ... ]

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The Tobacco Atlas 5th Edition American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation
The Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition ("The Atlas"), and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org, were unveiled on March 18, 2015 by the American Cancer Society and World [ ... ]

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Tobacco Control Concern in Jamaica Given the impact of tobacco use on health and social and human development, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) has expressed concern with the fact that United Way of Jamaica’s largest donor is a tob [ ... ]

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Ultra-processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic in Latin America, says new PAHO/WHO report Industrially processed food products, sugary drinks and fast foods are displacing more nutritious traditional diets, with alarming health results [ ... ]

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World Heart Day "Creating Heart Healthy Environments" - September 29, 2014
Join us on September 29, 2014 and take part in the biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the world.

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The NCD Alliance - Putting Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases on the Global Agenda - (English) (Spanish)
Here is an excellent powerpoint presentation from the NCD Alliance Webinar on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

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Draft Action Plan on NCDs 2013-20
World Health Organization has approved a draft action plan containing a vision, principles and approaches, a goal, six objectives, and voluntary global targets to be achieved by 2025. The Jan 11 plan will go for con [ ... ]

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PAHO/WHO urges more attention to blood pressure control
In Latin America and the Caribbean, only 1 in 5 people with hypertension manage to keep their blood pressure below 140/90

Washington, D.C., 14 May 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Hypertension Day, Ma [ ... ]

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World Health Day - April 7, 2015
From farm to plate, make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food suppl [ ... ]

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Declaration of Support for the PAHO/WHO Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents - 53rd PAHO Directing Council, September 29 – October 3, 2014

The 53rd PAHO Directing Council will convene next week on September 29  [ ... ]

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Argentina:  National Law 27159 Supports CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Buenos Aires, Argentina - On July 24, 2015 both chambers of the Argentine Parliament passed the National Law 27159 on "Sudden Death - Integral Prevention System" which [ ... ]

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Día Mundial del Corazón 2014 en México
Destacada Participación de la FIC México en el Primer Cardiotón
Al cumplir su vigesimoquinto aniversario, el Día Mundial del Corazón registró este fin de semana en la Ciudad de México una multitudinaria  [ ... ]

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IAHF Position on Training and Public Access Defibrillation in Latin America Experts in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) from Latin America developed this statement to argue for the need to train the population in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CP [ ... ]

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Public Access Defibrillation in Uruguay View presentation on the successful effort to enact policies about emergency cardiovascular care and public access defibrillation in Uruguay. In Spanish

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