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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Caribbean nationals were among more than 70 million people vaccinated against a variety of dangerous preventable diseases last month.

Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up for the Women Infants & Children program (WIC).

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than two million children in Haiti against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that causes throat inflammation and difficulty breathing. In severe cases it can lead to death.

Equipment Boost for May Pen Hospital: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the May Pen Hospital (MPH), Dr. Safiya Franklyn (right) explains to Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (centre) and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Hon. Lester 'Mike' Henry, the functions of the medical equipment and supplies donated to the MPH by bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco.

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