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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  • Factors associated with the occurrence of dengue epidemics in Brazil: a systematic review 

    de Sousa, Selma Costa; Carneiro, Mariângela; Eiras, Álvaro Eduardo; Bezerra, Juliana Maria Trindade; Barbosa, David Soeiro (2021-08-01)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To identify and describe broadly the factors related to the occurrence of dengue epidemics in Brazil.Methods. Systematic review of studies published in Medline, Lilacs, PubMed, Cochrane, ...
  • The value and impact of embedded implementation research: insights from Latin America and the Caribbean 

    Marten, Robert; Reveiz, Ludovic; Aslanyan, Garry; Perez, Freddy; Ghaffar, Abdul (2021-08-01)
    [Extract]. Embedded research is carried out as an integrated and systematic part of health decision and policy making and implementation. It means continuous collaboration between decision makers, ...
  • Disparities in antimicrobial consumption and resistance within a country: the case of beta-lactams in Argentina 

    Boni, Silvia; Marin, Gustavo H.; Campaña, Laura; Marin, Lupe; Corso, Alejandra; Risso-Patron, Soledad; Gabriel, Fernanda; Garay, Valeria; Limeres, Manuel (2021-07-21)
    [RESUMO]. Objetivo. Descrever a relação entre o consumo de antimicrobianos e a resistência bacteriana no nível subna-cional na Argentina em 2018, considerando o grupo dos betalactâmicos no estudo de caso.Métodos. O consumo ...
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: Why we need to invest in advanced practice nurses 

    Cassiani, Silvia Helena De Bortoli; Moreno Dias, Bruna (2021-07-21)
    Dear Editor: In recognition of the newly gained prominence and visibility of health professionals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has made 2021 the International Year of Health and ...
  • Avaliação do kit Filaria DetectTM IgG4 produzido com o antígeno recombinante Wb123 para diagnóstico da filariose linfática no Brasil 

    Melo, Paula Fernanda A. S.; Silva, Maria Almerice L.; Oliveira, Maria Rosângela G.; Araújo, Josué; Fernandes, Amanda; Diniz, George Tadeu N.; Brandão, Eduardo; Rocha, Abraham; Maciel, Maria Amélia (2021-07-01)
    [RESUMO]. O Plano Global de Eliminação da Filariose Linfática, lançado pela Organização Mundial da Saúde em 2000, propõe o uso de testes de detecção de antígeno circulante filarial como ferramenta diagnóstica para avaliação ...
  • Dealing with perceptions related to thrombosis and COVID-19 vaccines 

    Ramírez, Céleo; Herrera Paz, Edwin F.; Gómez Ventura, Sandra; Rodríguez, Gaspar; Linarez, Nery; Durón, Reyna M. (2021-07-01)
    To the Editor:To date, there have been around 178 million confirmed SARS CoV-2 infections, and more than 3 million deaths worldwide. The global war against COVID-19 has been fought mainly in three ...
  • Infodemia en tiempos de COVID-19 

    García-Saisó, Sebastián; Marti, Myrna; Brooks, Ian; Curioso, Walter H.; González, Diego; Malek, Victoria; Mejía Medina, Felipe; Radix, Carlene; Otzoy, Daniel; Zacarías, Soraya; Pereira dos Santos, Eliane; D ́Agostino, Marcelo (2021-06-28)
    [Extracto]. El 15 de febrero de 2020, durante la Conferencia sobre Seguridad en Múnich, el director de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), el Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, indicó que a la lucha contra la epidemia ...
  • The COVID-19 Infodemic 

    García-Saisó, Sebastián; Marti, Myrna; Brooks, Ian; Curioso, Walter H.; González, Diego; Malek, Victoria; Mejía Medina, Felipe; Radix, Carlene; Otzoy, Daniel; Zacarías, Soraya; Pereira dos Santos, Eliane; D’Agostino, Marcelo (2021-06-28)
    [Extract]. On 15 February 2020, during the Munich Security Conference, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was ...
  • Interaction between environmental and socioeconomic determinants for cutaneous leishmaniasis risk in Latin America 

    Maia-Elkhoury, Ana Nilce. S.; Magalhães Lima, Daniel; Salomón, Oscar Daniel; Puppim Buzanovsky, Lia; Saboyá-Díaz, Martha Idalí; Valadas, Samantha Y.O.B.; Sanchez-Vazquez, Manuel J. (2021-06-23)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. Determine and characterize potential risk areas for the occurrence of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Latin America (LA).Method. Ecological observational study with observation units defined by ...
  • Equity, intercultural approaches, and access to information on traditional, complementary, and integrative medicines in the Americas 

    Gallego-Pérez, Daniel F.; Mendes Abdala, Carmen Verônica; Amado, Daniel Miele; Carvalho de Sousa, Islândia Maria; Aldana-Martínez, Natalia Sofía; Ghelman, Ricardo (2021-06-23)
    [ABSTRACT]. Access to information and intercultural approaches in the field of health are essential for the elimination of inequities in health access and care. Intercultural models such as traditional, complementary, and ...
  • The Sustainable Development Goals and Technological Capacity 

    Mayer-Foulkes, David; Serván-Mori, Edson; Nigenda, Gustavo (2021-06-23)
    [SUMMARY]. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development and Health Goals, it is essential to increase the technological capacity of the most disadvantaged populations. In the 21st century, the necessary technologies for ...
  • New Health Sciences Descriptors to classify and retrieve information on equity 

    Campos, Ana Cristina Espíndola; Treuherz, Arthur; Murasaki, Renato Toshiyuki; Gonzalez, Diego; Mújica, Oscar J. (2021-06-23)
    [ABSTRACT]. The Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) vocabulary establishes a unique and common language that allows the organization and facilitates the search and retrieval of technical and scientific literature ...
  • Equity and the Cuban National Health System's response to COVID-19 

    Mas Bermejo, Pedro; Sánchez Valdés, Lizet; Somarriba López, Lorenzo; Valdivia Onega, Nelly Cristina; Vidal Ledo, María Josefina; Alfonso Sánchez, Ileana; Seuc Jo, Armando; Almeida Cruz, Yudivian; Morales Ojeda, Roberto (2021-06-23)
    [ABSTRACT]. Cuba’s National Health System has managed to guarantee an effective and equitable response to COVID-19. Universal and free health coverage, based on primary care, follows the principle of equity and the greatest ...
  • The Health Equity Network of the Americas: inclusion, commitment, and action 

    Castro, Arachu; Sáenz, Rocío; Avellaneda, Ximena; Cáceres, Carlos; Galvão, Luiz; Mas, Pedro; Ritterbusch, Amy E.; Urbina Fuentes, Manuel (2021-06-23)
    [ABSTRACT]. The Health Equity Network of the Americas (HENA) is a multidisciplinary network that promotes knowledge sharing and intersectoral action for equity in health and human rights in the ...
  • Ethnic-racial inequity in health insurance in Colombia: a cross-sectional study 

    Viáfara-López, Carlos Augusto; Palacios-Quejada, Glenda; Banguera-Obregón, Alexander (2021-06-22)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. Characterize the relationship between ethnic-racial inequity and type of health insurance in Colombia. Methods. Cross-sectional study based on data from the 2019 Quality of Life Survey. We analyzed ...
  • Patient- and provider-related factors in the success of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in Colombia 

    Puerto Castro, Gloria Mercedes; Montes Zuluaga, Fernando Nicolás; Alcalde-Rabanal, Jacqueline Elizabeth; Pérez, Freddy (2021-06-15)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To identify patient- and provider-related factors associated with the success of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in the six municipalities of Colombia with the highest number of ...
  • Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG in asymptomatic and pauci-symptomatic people over a 5 month survey in Argentina 

    Rodeles, Luz María; Peverengo, Luz María; Benítez, Romina; Benzaquen, Nadia; Serravalle, Priscila; Long, Ana Karina; Ferreira, Virginia; Benitez, Agostina Daiana; Zunino, Luisina; Lizarraga, Camila; Vicco, Miguel Hernán (2021-06-15)
    [ABSTRACT]. Objective. To evaluate the seroprevalence of COVID-19 infection in pauci-symptomatic and asymptomatic people, the associated epidemiological factors, and IgG antibody kinetic over a 5-month period to get a ...
  • Corrigendum to Health accounts from past to present for a political arithmetic 

    Rathe, Magdalena; Hernández, Patricia; Van Mosseveld, Cornelis; Pescetto, Claudia; Van de Maele, Nathalie (2021-06-03)
    Correction indicated by the authors to the original article in English: https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2018.89
  • Cuentas de salud del pasado al presente para una aritmética política 

    Rathe, Magdalena; Hernández, Patricia; Van Mosseveld, Cornelis; Pescetto, Claudia; Van de Maele, Nathalie (2021-06-03)
    [RESUMEN]. Este informe describe el proceso de ampliación progresiva de las cuentas de salud para medir los gastos nacionales en salud, desde los primeros intentos de la Asociación Médica Estadounidense en 1926 hasta la ...
  • Muertes evitables en la niñez: un análisis por departamento y municipio en Colombia (2000-2018) 

    Rojas-Botero, Maylen Liseth; Borrero Ramírez, Yadira Eugenia; Cáceres-Manrique, Flor de María (2021-06-02)
    [RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Determinar la proporción de muertes potencialmente evitables en niños menores de cinco años de Colombia, según departamento y municipio de residencia, en el período 2000-2018. Métodos. Se llevó a cabo ...

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