Caribbean nationals traveling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament are being warned by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to get vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella before they go.

An antenatal health fair, dubbed PREGMATE, Pregnant Mothers Advancing Through Education, by the Manchester Midwives Association and the only one of its kind in Jamaica, has been making great strides in empowering pregnant women to take charge of their reproductive health.

Geneva/Washington D.C., (PAHO / WHO) -  Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Currently, over a third of countries in the Americas are not implementing a single tobacco control measure.

Washington, DC, (PAHO/WHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has recommended that all those travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ensure that they´re up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (also known as MMR). The 2018 World Cup will be hosted this year by Russia between June 14 and July 15.

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