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“Our goal must be a world in which good health is a pillar of individual well-being, national progress, and international stability and peace. This cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community, and civil society.”

— Kofi A. Annan, ex-Secretary-General of the United Nations

PAHEF at Work 

Health workers worldwide are focusing this year on the health of mothers and children in hopes that governments and the international community will commit to making their health a top priority.

World Health Day photo

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation joins health workers and identifies maternal and child health as priority needs to be undertaken in the Americas.

World Health Day photo 2

Healthy mothers and children are the bedrock of healthy societies. Millions of mothers and children suffer and die each year, yet application of existing knowledge could save the lives of millions of women and children. Together we can bring about improved lives for women and children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To learn more about World Health Day 2005, we invite you to visit the Pan American Health Organization.

To view the 2005 World Health Report: Make Every Mother and Child Count, please click here.





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