We should be aiming to eliminate polluting cooking fuels from the PAHO region

Elimination of disease is a fundamental aspiration of public health, and the Americas have a remarkable history of success. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) region was the first WHO region to eliminate smallpox (1971), polio (1994), rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (2015), and measles (2016). It is now on the way to eliminating malaria1 and interrupting the transmission of eight neglected infectious diseases.2


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