The Pan American Journal of Public Health (PAJPH) is the flagship technical and scientific periodical of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States of America. Established in 1922 as Boletín Panamericano de Sanidad, it subsequently became known as Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana until 1997, when it merged with its English-language counterpart, the Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization (established in 1966), to form the multilingual publication that exists today. The RPSP/PAJPH is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, and effective 2009, is published in an electronic-only format. Full texts of all manuscripts may be accessed through this web site and other international and regional scientific databases including PubMed Central, PubMed/MEDLINE, SciELO Public Health, Web of Science, Scopus, DOAJ and LILACS.

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  • Experiencias de participación en salud de adolescentes y jóvenes en tiempos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en Chile 

    Brito-Placencia, Dennisse; Burattini-Fredes, Natalia; Martínez-Santana, Dayann; Sánchez-Montecinos, Solangela; Farías-Cancino, Angélica; Contreras-Galvez, Alejandra; Sandoval-Zavala, Magaly; Caffe, Sonja; Abaakouk, Zohra (2023-01-30)
    [RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Develar las experiencias y determinantes de la participación de adolescentes y jóvenes en meca- nismos formales de participación durante la pandemia por SARS-CoV-2 en Chile. Métodos. Estudio transversal, ...
  • Socioeconomic and geographic inequities in vaccination among children 12 to 59 months in Mexico, 2012 to 2021 

    Gutierrez, Juan Pablo; Johri, Mira (2023-01-30)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To document the evolution of socioeconomic and geographical inequalities in childhood vaccina- tion in Mexico from 2012 to 2021. Methods. Repeated cross-sectional analysis using three rounds of ...
  • Recommendations for modernizing infant vaccination schedules with combination vaccines in Colombia and Peru 

    Torres-Martinez, Carlos; Chaparro, Eduardo; Mariño, Ana-Cristina; Falleiros-Arlant, Luiza Helena; Camacho-Moreno, Germán; Castillo, María E; Garces, Carlos; Coronell, Wilfrido; Somocurcio, Roberto (2023-01-27)
    [ABSTRACT]. The objective of this article was to consider the vaccination challenges in Colombia and Peru and the role of pediatric combination vaccines in overcoming these challenges. Barriers to including new vaccines ...
  • Using focus groups to plan culturally acceptable primary cervical cancer screening in Grenada, West Indies 

    Hyacinth-Purcell, Calisha; Sylvester-Gill, Jeannine; Sperr, Edwin; McPherson, Jane; Baldwin, Amy (2023-01-27)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To document Grenadian women’s knowledge about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, as well as their attitudes towards primary cervical cancer screening methods. Methods. In ...
  • A review of immunization legislation for children in English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries 

    Evans-Gilbert, Tracy; Lewis-Bell, Karen N.; Irons, Beryl; Duclos, Philippe; Gonzalez-Escobar, Gabriel; Ferdinand, Elizabeth; Figueroa, J. Peter (2023-01-18)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To assess the legislative frameworks concerning childhood vaccination in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and propose a model legislative framework for Caribbean countries. Methods. This ...
  • Genomic surveillance and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 across South America 

    Ribeiro Dias, Maria Fernanda; Andriolo, Bruce Veiga; Silvestre, Diego Henrique; Cascabulho, Paula Lopes; Leal da Silva, Manuela (2023-01-18)
    [ABSTRACT]. After 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the protocols used to control infection lack attention and analysis. We present data about deposits of complete genomic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 in the Global Initiative ...
  • A declaração PRISMA 2020: diretriz atualizada para relatar revisões sistemáticas* 

    Page, Matthew J.; McKenzie, Joanne E.; Bossuyt, Patrick M.; Boutron, Isabelle; Hoffmann, Tammy C.; Mulrow, Cynthia D.; Shamseer, Larissa; Tetzlaff, Jennifer M.; Akl, Elie A.; Brennan, Sue E.; Chou, Roger; Glanville, Julie; Grimshaw, Jeremy M.; Hróbjartsson, Asbjørn; Lalu, Manoj M.; Li, Tianjing; Loder, Elizabeth W.; Mayo-Wilson, Evan; McDonald, Steve; McGuinness, Luke A.; Stewart, Lesley A.; Thomas, James; Tricco, Andrea C.; Welch, Vivian A.; Whiting, Penny; Moher, David (2022-12-28)
    [RESUMO]. A declaração dos Principais Itens para Relatar Revisões Sistemáticas e Meta-análises (PRISMA), publicada em 2009, foi desenvolvida para ajudar revisores sistemáticos a relatar de forma transparente por que a ...
  • Medidas de salud pública en instituciones de protección a la infancia y la adolescencia en dos departamentos de Colombia durante la pandemia de COVID-19 

    Noreña Herrera, Camilo; Muñoz Echeverri, Iván Felipe; Velásquez Quintero, Paola; Monsalve López, Jose Guillermo; Guerra Sierra, Blanca Elena; Sánchez Gómez, Isabel Cristina (2022-12-28)
    [RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Analizar los procesos facilitadores y obstaculizadores y los efectos de la implementación de las medidas de salud pública no farmacológicas para la prevención de la COVID-19 en los centros de protección ...
  • Agravos de saúde bucal na população quilombola brasileira: uma revisão de escopo 

    Silva Sobrinho, Adriano Referino da; Araújo, Fábio Andrey da Costa; Lima, Nathália Larissa Bezerra de; Ferreira, Stefânia Jeronimo; Sette-de-Souza, Pedro Henrique (2022-12-20)
    [RESUMO]. Objetivo. Delinear o panorama atual acerca dos agravos de saúde bucal da população quilombola no Brasil. Métodos. Uma busca foi realizada nas bases de dados Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), PubMed, EMBASE, ...
  • Tendência de suicídio no Brasil de 2011 a 2020: foco especial na pandemia de covid-19 

    Soares, Fernanda Cunha; Stahnke, Douglas Nunes; Levandowski, Mateus Luz (2022-12-20)
    [RESUMO]. Objetivo. Descrever a tendência das taxas de suicídio no Brasil de 2011 a 2020 e determinar a associação dessas taxas com variáveis relacionadas à pandemia de covid-19. Métodos. Este estudo ecológico de série ...
  • Bolsa Família Program and deaths from oral cancer in Brazil: an ecological study 

    Costa, Elisa Miranda; Rocha, Núbia Cristina da Silva; Rocha, Thiago Augusto Hernandes; Lima, Hassan Lavalier de Oliveira; Vissoci, João Ricardo Nickenig; Queiroz, Rejane Christine de Sousa; Fonseca Thomaz, Erika Barbara Abreu (2022-12-20)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To assess the effect of coverage of the Bolsa Família Program (BFP) on oral cancer mortality rates in Brazil between 2005 and 2017, adjusting for health care coverage and socioeconomic characteristics ...
  • Recadastramento da população residente em Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, em atendimento à Política de Atenção Primária à Saúde 

    Gomes, Marília Miranda Forte; Souza Cruz, Rebeca Carmo de; Vasconcelos, Ana Maria Nogales; Izuka, Adriana; Bom, Carmensita Gaievski; Parra da Luz, Larissa Djanilda; Uchimura, Kátia Yumi; Terabe, Sandro; Cortez-Escalante, Juan José; Almirón, Maria (2022-12-18)
    [RESUMO]. Objetivo. Apresentar a experiência e os resultados do recadastramento da população residente em Foz do Iguaçu, um município de fronteira localizado no estado do Paraná, Brasil, para atender às diretrizes da ...
  • Ranking de los programas de inmunización en América Latina, 2019 

    Rombini, María Fernanda; Mauas, Romina Paola; Urueña, Analía (2022-12-15)
    [RESUMEN]. Objetivo. El objetivo del presente trabajo ha sido construir un ranking de los programas nacionales de inmu- nizaciones (PNI) de América Latina que compare las diversas realidades, identifique los desafíos y ...
  • Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity in El Salvador during 2020 

    Ayala Durán, Carlos (2022-12-15)
    [ABSTRACT]. bjective. This study sought to quantify the prevalence of food insecurity among Salvadorian households, to identify the determinants of food insecurity and to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ...
  • Conférence COP27 sur le changement climatique: des mesures d’urgence sont nécessaires pour l’Afrique et pour le monde entier* 

    Atwoli, Lukoye; Erhabor, Gregory E.; Gbakima, Aiah; Haileamlak, Abraham; Ntumba, Jean-Marie Kayembe; Kigera, James; Laybourn-Langton, Laurie; Mash, Bob; Muhia, Joy; Mulaudzi, Fhumulani Mavis; Ofori-Adjei, David; Okonofua, Friday; Rashidian, Arash; El-Adawy, Maha; Sidibé, Siaka; Snouber, Abdelmadjid; Tumwine, James; Mohammad Sahar, Yassien; Yonga, Paul; Zakhama, Lilia; Zielinski, Chris (2022-12-15)
    [EXTRAIT] La crise climatique est un produit de l’inaction à l’échelle mondiale et se traduit par un coût élevé non seulement pour les pays africains affectés de manière disproportionnée mais pour le monde entier. L’Afrique ...
  • Moving in the right direction: tobacco packaging and labeling in the Americas 

    Crosbie, Eric; Erinoso, Olufemi; Perez, Sara; Sebrié, Ernesto M. (2022-12-09)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To assess the adoption of tobacco packaging and labeling policies based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)’s Article 11 guidelines, in the WHO ...
  • Sintomatologia depressiva e mortalidade em idosos da América Latina: uma revisão sistemática com metanálise 

    Felipe, Luana Rodrigues Rosseto; Barbosa, Karolyne Stéfanie Sousa; Virtuoso Jr, Jair Sindra (2022-12-09)
    [RESUMO]. Objetivo. Averiguar a associação entre sintomatologia depressiva e mortalidade em idosos da América Latina. Métodos. Realizou-se uma revisão sistemática com metanálise de estudos indexados nas bases PubMed, ...
  • Medición de adherencia a antirretrovirales con métodos múltiples en La Romana, República Dominicana 

    Báez, Pamela; Tiburcio, Adriana; Alba, Nicole; Mateo, Fernando; Grullon, Estefani; Cordero, Sheyla; Fernández, Ana; Reinoso, Janetly; Cruz, Desireé; Gómez, Karina; Vargas, Natacha; Saint-Hilaire, Camila; Abreu, Olga; Acosta, Grace; Halpern, Mina; Stonbraker, Samantha (2022-12-09)
    [RESUMEN]. Objetivo. El objetivo fue desarrollar una herramienta para medir los niveles de adherencia al tratamiento antirretroviral (la TARV) en un entorno de escasos recursos, a partir de la combinación de cuatro métodos ...
  • Corrigendum to Integrating hypertension and diabetes management in primary health care settings: HEARTS as a tool 

    Flood, David; Edwards, Elizabeth; Giovannini, David; Ridley, Emily; Rosende, Andres; Herman, William; Jaffe, Marc; DiPette, Donald (2022-11-30)
    [ABSTRACT]. The Pan American Journal of Public Health draws readers’ attention to an error in the following article, pointed out by the authors. Flood D, Edwards EW, Giovannini D, Ridley E, Rosende A, Herman WH et al. ...
  • HEARTS como herramienta para integrar el manejo de la hipertensión y la diabetes en los entornos de atención primaria de salud* 

    Flood, David; Edwards, Elizabeth; Giovannini, David; Ridley, Emily; Rosende, Andres; Herman, William; Jaffe, Marc; DiPette, Donald (2022-11-18)
    [RESUMEN]. La hipertensión y la diabetes son los factores de riesgo modificables de las enfermedades cardiovasculares asociados a casi un tercio de todas las muertes en la Región de las Américas cada año (2,3 millones). A ...

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