WHAT: PAHO will honor three programs that have improved adolescent health in Latin America, during an event marking International Women's Day.
WHEN: Friday, March 12, from 10:30 to 12:00 noon.
WHERE: Room A, PAHO. 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC (Corner 23rd St. & Virginia Ave)
WHO: Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will recognize adolescent health ?Best Practices? winners from El Salvador, Argentina, and Brazil that have helped improve, respectively, maternal and neonatal survival, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and gender equality and health of adolescents.
Dr. Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo, PAHO Coordinator for Gender, Diversity and Human Rights
Ambassador Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission of Women, Organization of American States (CIM/OAS)
Vanessa Geffrard, Advocates for Youth, International Youth Leadership Council
Dr. Matilde Maddaleno, PAHO Senior Advisor on Adolescent Health
WHY: PAHO is marking International Women's Day (officially Mar. 8) by honoring the winners of its 2010 "Best Practices in Gender and Health" competition, established in 2008 to recognize best practices in PAHO member countries that address the differential needs and opportunities of men and women in health in the region.
ENTERTAINMENT: Dance performance by the Next Step Group of the Latin American Youth Center and art exhibit. Refreshments will be served following the event.
MORE INFORMATION: www.paho.org/geh/internationalwomensday2010