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On Monday March 26 began in Havana the annual meeting of Regional Advisory Committee on Health Statistics (CRESA), which is headed by Mirta Roses, the highest representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
In statements to Prensa Latina, Roses said that is the first time the meeting takes place outside the headquarters in Washington, United States and Cuba was chosen in recognition of the work done by the island in the management of information statistics.

The Cuban nation shows very good results in this field, not only in terms of census information, population, births and deaths, also in health statistics, characteristics of care in health services, causes of illness and death, he said.

For three days experts from the Americas region will review and discuss issues of great importance, as mortality data, the main indicators of quality and need to improve their description and analysis to provide a basic profile and actual health problems.

Also discuss the Regional Core Data Initiative (health indicators) and planned a meeting of Collaborating Centres Network International Classification family.

This meeting is very important, said Roses, as countries begin to highlight the progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals, and we recognize that there are still many difficulties in obtaining reliable and timely information in the field of statistics.

On the other hand commented on the internal meeting of the policy group's global World Health Organization (WHO), which also will be held from tomorrow in Beijing, attended by Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the agency United Nations, and the six regional directors.

Is the first time that this forum takes place in the Americas, and there is much interest from the regional directors to learn about the Cuban health system, its institutions, biotech, vaccine development, said Roses.

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