Agreement seeks Amazon healthcare development:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Access to healthcare services in eight countries of the Amazon basin is to improved under an agreement between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/OPS) and the Amazon Co-operation Treaty Organization (ACTO). Joint activities in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela and Suriname will also include setting up an epidemiological surveillance network and measures to tackle communicable diseases, such as malaria. "An Amazon-based regional malaria programme is crucial," says PAHO, in addition to national initiatives. The Amazon basin accounts for 85.5% of all cases of malaria in the Americas.
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