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Gender equality in health is a progressive goal to ensure that women and men, in a context of sexual and ethnic diversity, have equal opportunities to access the resources necessary to protect and promote their health.Strategic Plan of the Pan American Health Organization 2014-2019  It means fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits, power, […]


A society that meets the needs of its members, in an equitable way, is likely to be a society with a high level of population health and relatively narrow health inequities.Just Societies Universal access to health care should be a feature of all societies, being priorities for the Region of the Americas, the prevention of […]


“The Region of the Americas is a multi-ethnic multicultural region inhabited by indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, Roma, and other ethnic groups, making it essential to recognize their different health situations and needs.”Politicy on ethnicity and health The invisibility and exclusion experienced by indigenous people, african descents, roma and members of other ethnic groups represents a challenge  for meeting […]

Human Rights

The use of international human rights principles, treaties and standards is a key strategy for improving the health of all people.  The use of international human rights principles, treaties and standards is a key strategy for improving the health of all people. Documents in the VHL

World Leprosy Day 2019

Programa Regional Lepra – OPS Lepra Sitio web de la OPS dedicado al Programa Regional Lepra que facilita el acceso a contenidos seleccionados sobre la temática, especialmente los producidos por la Organización: materiales científicos y técnicos, materiales de comunicación, documentos de políticas y estrategias. BVS Hanseníase BrasilIniciativa del Instituto Lauro Sousa Lima de Brasil que […]

World Health Day 2019
Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere

Universal Health means that all people have access, without any kind of discrimination, to comprehensive quality services, wherever they need them, without facing financial difficulties. It requires the definition and implementation of policies and actions with a multisectoral approach to address the social determinants of health and promote the commitment of the whole society with […]

World Tuberculosis Day 2020
“It’s Time for Action. End TB”

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000. To accelerate the TB response in countries to reach […]

Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2030

The Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2018-2030: A Call to Action for Health and Wellbeing in the Americas  represents the health sector response to commitments endorsed by PAHO Member States in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with unfinished business from the Millennium Development Goals and the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2017 and […]