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Topic - Pan American Health Organization
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with over 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. It enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system, serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, and as the health organization of the Inter-American System. - Source: Wikipedia
International health groups are joining with the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to eradicate cholera, and they say the project requires $2.2 billion over the next 10 years.
The Obama administration faces a deadline of early next year to respond to a sweeping new class-action lawsuit alleging that U.S. public health officials in the years after World War II deliberately infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers and psychiatric patients with venereal diseases without informing them of the infections — or treating most of them.
A gray-haired woman, her eyes sunken and unfocused from dehydration, stumbles up a dirt path slumped on the shoulder of a young man, heading to a rural clinic so overcrowded that plastic tarps have been strung up outside to shade dozens who can't fit inside.
Doctors and aid groups were rushing to set up cholera treatment centers across Haiti's capital as officials warn that the disease's spread into the overcrowded city will bring a surge in cases.
Health authorities in Haiti say a deadly cholera outbreak is beginning to stabilize.