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XI Ad Hoc Meeting of the PAHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 21 November 2023. Virtual
2024-02-28

The Region of the Americas is recovering its immunization coverage rates for most antigens. In 2022, the coverage rate for the third dose of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) was 90% – up from 86% in 2021. Overall, 1.3 million ...

Validation of an instrument to guide the implementation of strategies for mental health care in Colombia
Validation of an instrument to guide the implementation of strategies for mental health care in Colombia
2024-02-27

[ABSTRACT]. Objectives. To validate the implementation drivers scale among first-level mental health care professionals in Colombia. The scale is designed as a tool to guide the implementation of strategies that effectively reduce gaps in mental health ...

Incidence of childhood cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean: coverage, patterns, and time trends
Incidence of childhood cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean: coverage, patterns, and time trends
2024-02-27

[ABSTRACT]. Objective. To provide a comprehensive overview of geographical patterns (2001–2010) and time trends (1993–2012) of cancer incidence in children aged 0–19 years in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and interpret the findings in the context ...

WHO/PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Through Dietary Salt/Sodium Reduction: Final Report Phase 3
WHO/PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Through Dietary Salt/Sodium Reduction: Final Report Phase 3
2024-02-26

In 2009, PAHO convened a Regional Expert Group to work toward reducing dietary salt/sodium intake in the Region and develop recommendations for policies and actions in line with WHO recommendations. In a second phase, during 2012-2015, the Technical ...

HEARTS in the Americas. Quality Improvement for Primary Health Care Centers
HEARTS in the Americas. Quality Improvement for Primary Health Care Centers
2024-02-23

Cardiovascular diseases, with hypertension as the most important risk factor, constitute the main cause of mortality and morbidity in the Region of the Americas. Despite progress, the downward trend in mortality from these diseases has slowed in most ...

Vigilância sorológica integrada de doenças transmissíveis mediante ensaio multiplex com microesferas na Região das Américas: Relatório da quarta reunião regional
Vigilância sorológica integrada de doenças transmissíveis mediante ensaio multiplex com microesferas na Região das Américas: Relatório da quarta reunião regional
2024-02-21

Este documento apresenta um resumo das questões discutidas na Quarta Reunião Regional sobre Vigilância Sorológica Integrada de Doenças Transmissíveis Mediante Ensaio Multiplex na Região das Américas. Essa iniciativa, iniciada em 2016, é uma parceria ...

Alertas sanitarias de productos médicos subestándares, falsificados y no registrados al inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19 en las Américas
Alertas sanitarias de productos médicos subestándares, falsificados y no registrados al inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19 en las Américas
2024-02-16

[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Identificar y analizar los incidentes de productos médicos subestándares, falsificados, no registrados y robados al inicio de la pandemia de COVID-19. Métodos. Búsqueda detallada en los sitios web de las autoridades reguladoras de ...

Concordancia entre las listas de medicamentos  esenciales y las guías para diabetes en América Latina  y el Caribe
Concordancia entre las listas de medicamentos esenciales y las guías para diabetes en América Latina y el Caribe
2024-02-12

[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Analizar la existencia y actualización de las listas de medicamentos nacionales (LMN) y guías de práctica clínica (GPC) para el tratamiento de la diabetes en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Comparar los fármacos incluidos en las ...

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