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ACHÚ, a book to educate children about COVID-19 in a simple and fun way

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), was given the task of developing the “Achú” Activity Book, to educate children about the new Coronavirus COVID-19. The book was created with the idea of ​​raising awareness in children, in a simple and fun way, of the world’s reality in relation to this disease, which is already considered a global pandemic, and nobody is exempt from it.

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) announces the Public Health Research Grant Program

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In keeping with its vision of improving the public health of the communities of the Island, the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) announced today that, as of this Friday , January 10, 2020, it will open the official platform for researchers in the country to submit proposals aligned to public health, towards increasing the understanding of these issues and discuss solutions in partnership with the communities of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust is part of the 16 programs of the P.R. Science, Technology & Research Trust.

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First Post Maria Resilience Summit: Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity

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Caribbean Strong; under the slogan of Building Resilience with Equity, is the first post Maria resilience summit to be held at the Sheraton Hotel of the Convention Center from February 27 to March 1, 2019.

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Free public health training for volunteers

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The workshops will be at the INEDA facilities at UMET Bayamón.

The Metropolitan University in Bayamón will offer free public health disaster training for people who wish to be volunteer instructors in the reception centers of the World Cares Center, an organization in the United States that empowers communities to respond to disasters. The workshops will be offered on November 9 and 10 at the Institute of Environmental Education (INEDA) from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Vaccines: Effectives and Safe?

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Nicole Yordán

Vaccination is recognized as one of the most successful and cost-efficient health interventions. However, due to studies that have long be retracted, the scientific community has been fighting the false notion that vaccines are toxic. 

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Vaccines: Effectives and Safe?

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Nicole Yordán

Vaccination is recognized as one of the most successful and cost-efficient health interventions. However, due to studies that have long be retracted, the scientific community has been fighting the false notion that vaccines are toxic. 

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Link between NAVY bombings in Vieques and congenital defects

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Cynthia López Cabán

Three professors from the University of Toronto recently published a study linking the U.S. NAVY's bombing activity in Vieques, Puerto Rico and congenital malformations in newborns in the island.

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Mosquitoes in Puerto Rico are diseases vectors

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Raúl A. Pérez-Rivera

This is the second article in a series about the spread, treatment and prevention of tropical diseases such as Denge, Chikungunya and Zika.  

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EPA Proposes to Add Dorado, Puerto Rico Site to the Federal Superfund List Drinking Water Contaminated with Solvents

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(New York, N.Y. – April 6, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site in the municipality of Dorado, Puerto Rico to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Sampling at the site has found chemical contamination that is impacting wells used to supply drinking water to the local communities.

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Diabetes mellitus in Puerto Rico: opportunities to be discovered

Mainés Larissa Avilés Santa's picture

We’ve flirted with diabetes since the beginning of time, it has been part of our environment, and has become part of our family and our heritage. We live and die with it, it sits with us at the dinner table, at the beauty salon, on the bus, in the car, in the classroom, and in the office. And especially in those days, when we have no intention of walking or moving, that’s when it takes hold and doesn’t allow us to get out of our stupor.  We have accepted it as a natural companion in our daily lives, and often we realize that we have a guest when it suddenly steals the control out of our health and our lives. So diabetes, surname mellitus, is thus one of the oldest diseases of humanity.

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