Pan American Health Organization Recognizes ASHA as NGO The Pan American Health Organization recently conferred official non-governmental organization status on ASHA, allowing the association to participate in PAHO meetings and contribute to discussions involving communication health. ASHA’s work with PAHO to develop sustainable and culturally relevant educational programs for speech-language pathology and audiology in three Latin American countries—El ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   December 01, 2014
Pan American Health Organization Recognizes ASHA as NGO
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ASHA News   |   December 01, 2014
Pan American Health Organization Recognizes ASHA as NGO
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.19122014.59
The ASHA Leader, December 2014, Vol. 19, 59. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.19122014.59
The Pan American Health Organization recently conferred official non-governmental organization status on ASHA, allowing the association to participate in PAHO meetings and contribute to discussions involving communication health.
ASHA’s work with PAHO to develop sustainable and culturally relevant educational programs for speech-language pathology and audiology in three Latin American countries—El Salvador, Guyana and Honduras—helped qualify the association for NGO status.
In its first official act in its new capacity, ASHA submitted comments for the record about PAHO’s Plan of Action on Disabilities and Rehabilitation at an October regional meeting in Washington, D.C.
PAHO’s “multi-sectoral approach” includes health ministers, academic institutions, NGOs and other related entities or services, allowing key players in the international health community to join forces on issues of disability and rehabilitation. Through this approach, ASHA can contribute technical expertise and create strategic partnerships to improve speech, language and hearing outcomes in the Americas.
In comments to PAHO, ASHA expressed appreciation and strong interest in further collaboration.
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