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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Pan American Health Organization Bahamas
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Pan American Health Organization Bahamas
Web address:http://new.paho.org/bah/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct708069
Date of initial review: 11 Aug 2010
Validity of certificate05 Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
PAHO/WHO Representative for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands
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Dr. Merle Lewis, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago in 1976 and a Masterís in Public Health with honors from Yale University, Connecticut, USA in 1980. In 1983, she was awarded a Pan American Health Organization Fellowship to the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA, from where, in 1988, she obtained a doctoral degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Immunology and I...
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2. Presentation of the site
In addition to its technical and collaborative role, PAHO has always recognized that in order to achieve sustained development of the health services, at least two complementary activities must be supported:
- The development and training of Bahamian Nationals to improve indigenous capability.
- The occasional provision of some supplies and equipment to augment those resources being provided by the Ministry.

In this regard, PAHO maintains a very active fellowship program and frequently conducts workshops and seminars.

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.
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Purpose of the website
This principle is not applicable for this site 

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Links to sources provided.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The results of the study are published Online First on 14 January 2009 on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine (www.nejm.org). The material will appear in the 29 January 2009 printed issue of the journal. More information on the WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative can be found on the following website http://www.who.int/safesurgery/en
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Postal address, phone & fax are available at the footer of each page.
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Statement of Quota Contributions due from Member States
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8. Advertising policy
This principle is not applicable for this site 

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