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

Title of the site:Pan American Health Organization Canada
Web address:http://www.paho.org/can/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct991876
Date of initial review: 10 Aug 2010
Validity of certificate15 Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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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

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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.

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1. Information must be authoritative
The PAHO-Canada Portal
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Canada has been actively engaged in promoting health in the Americas since 1971, when it officially joined the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Over the years, Canada has placed great importance on technical cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean, based on the principles of equity and Pan-Americanism.
Health Canada’s International Affairs Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch, is the focal point for PAHO/WHO in Canada. Health Canada is responsible for the Government of C...
  (06 Sep 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The PAHO-Canada Portal is envisioned as a collaborative user-friendly space for discussion of health issues in the Americas. It is an initiative led by PAHO in collaboration with the following Government of Canada institutions, who work regularly with PAHO:

The Health Portfolio includes:

* Health Canada;
* The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
* Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Departments, Agencies and Crown Corporations:

o The Canadian International Development Agency ...
  (06 Sep 2010) - Link

Purpose of the website
3. Confidentiality
Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This privacy statement describes PAHO’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the PAHO web site. It applies to all “PAHO sites” – that is, all sites within the “PAHO.org” domain name.
  (17 Sep 2010) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Regional Core Health Data Initiative
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In 1995, the Regional Core Health Data and Country Profile Initiative was launched by the Pan American Health Organization / Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor the attainment of health goals and compliance with the mandates of the Member States,
  (06 Sep 2010) - Link

Health researchers and others working in the health field now have access to online learning opportunities to improve research skills and make the most of research evidence by integrating it into health care policy and clinical practice, through an agreement signed in March 2010 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC), of The Cochrane Collaboration.
  (06 Sep 2010) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: (202) 974-3000 Fax: 974-3663
  (06 Sep 2010) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
See: Members States Quotas
  (17 Sep 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
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