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PAHEF is Key Partner in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day

 

PAHEF is a key partner in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day (Día de la Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes), which was celebrated throughout Latin America as well as worldwide on September 26th. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Tu vida, Tu responsabilidad” (Your life, Your responsibility).

                                                                                                      

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PAHEF to Unveil New Visual Branding and Web Site in October

 

In October, PAHEF will unveil a new logo and an updated Web site. Our commitment to advancing health in the Americas is as strong as ever, but we have modernized our look to better connect with our audiences. “PAHEF” will be incorporated into our new logo to help us become better known by our acronym. The PAHEF Web site will be easier to use, helping site users more readily find the content they seek. Furthermore, more content will be available in Spanish and Portuguese.

You will see our new branding across all of our communications, including our:

•  Web site

•  e-Newsletters

•  Print pieces

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Preventing Eggs from Becoming Contaminated with Salmonella

By Dr. Ilane Hernández Morales


The salmonella outbreak in the U.S. has sickened more than 1,300 people and prompted massive egg recalls which have cost producers millions of dollars. To avoid future outbreaks, it is important to learn exactly how salmonella travels via a hen’s system to a human’s—and how it can be avoided.

Salmonella is an organism that causes gastro-enteric infections in mammals and reptiles. In humans, it is one of the major organisms responsible for foodborne diseases.

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PAHEF Awardee’s Thesis Offers Insight into Preventing Salmonella

Transmission via EggsThe winner of the 2009 PAHO/PAHEF Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health, Dr. Ilane Morales Hernández, wrote her winning thesis on the topic, “Preparation and assessment of a DNA vaccine versus Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis outer membrane protein A (OmpA) in laying hens.”

Her thesis explored finding a vaccine to inoculate hens against salmonella to prevent the disease from reaching humans via affected eggs. Considered a remarkable contribution to veterinary public health, Dr. Morales’ work highlights the need to tackle salmonella at the source before it reaches the human food chain.

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