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Posted: Friday 29 September, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Agreements reached on new sustainable health agenda, tobacco control and maintenance of measles and rubella elimination

By: (PAHO/WHO), Press Release

    Washington, DC, September 28, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) - Ministers of Health at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) agreed on a new health agenda to combat diseases and attain universal health by 2030, as well as actions to strengthen tobacco control, maintain the elimination of measles and rubella, and improve the health of indigenous, Afro-descendant and Roma peoples.

     

    The health leaders approved an ambitious and comprehensive program to combat disease and make health systems in their countries universal and sustainable by 2030. The Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2030, which draws inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, was adopted by unanimity during the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference.

    The new agenda commits countries to achieve 11 goals and 60 targets that will be used to measure progress towards those goals. These range from reaching universal health coverage to ending the HIV / AIDS epidemic in the Americas by 2030.
     
     

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