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New PAHO Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Sworn Into Office

WASHINGTON, DC – Brazilian Dr. Jarbas Barbosa was sworn in on Tuesday as the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), pledging to work in partnership with member states to end the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that the region’s health systems recover stronger than before. He will take office on 1 February 2023.

Brazilian Dr. Jarbas Barbosa (Right) sworn in as the new PAHO director.

WHO Calls for Total Elimination of Trans Fats

Despite recent progress towards eliminating trans fat from food, some five billion people remain unprotected from its harmful impacts, thus increasing their risk of heart disease and death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Industrially produced trans fat is commonly found in packaged foods, baked goods, cooking oils and spreads. (Photo by Unsplash/Viktor Forgacs)

Doctors Without Borders Suspends Services at Haiti's Raoul Pierre Louis hospital

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, has confirmed the suspension of its services at the Raoul Pierre Louis hospital in the town of Carrefour, a largely residential commune in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, after gunmen last week dragged a patient out of institution and killed him.

Raoul Pierre Louis hospital

PAHO Initiative Brings Telehealth Services to LAC Nations

WASHINGTON, DC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it has developed a digital platform to bring telehealth services to remote populations in Latin American and Caribbean countries, making telemedicine the “new normal” for healthcare workers and patients managing chronic diseases.

PAHO platform brings health monitoring of chronic diseases to remote populations (PAHO Photo)
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