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Workshop on Regulatory Mechanisms to Eliminate Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acids from the Food Supply in the Region of the Americas. Mexico City, 17-18 July 2019
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized and implemented a two-day Regional workshop on regulatory mechanisms to eliminate industrially produced trans-fatty acids from the food supply in the Region of the ...
Chronic Care for Neglected Infectious Diseases: Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis, Trachoma, and Chagas Disease
In 2016, PAHO's Directing Council, through Resolution CD55.R9, approved the “Plan of Action for Elimination of Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) and Post-Elimination Actions, 2016-2022.” This Resolution urges Member ...
Meeting to Develop a Standardized Tax Share Indicator for Alcoholic and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Washington, D.C., 24-25 July 2018)
[Executive summary]. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a major driver of morbidity and mortality in the Region of the Americas. They represent a major public health challenge that undermines social and economic development. ...
Health response to the earthquake in Haiti January 2010. Lessons to be learned for the next massive sudden-onset disaster
[Preface]. The 12 January 2010 earthquake was the latest and most devastating of many major sudden-impact natural disasters affecting Haiti in the last 10 years. It was also one of a series of sudden emergencies that ...
Rapid Assessment of service delivery for NCDs during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, 4 June 2020
This brief report presents a snapshot of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on NCD services in the Region of the Americas. It represents the views and perspectives of the national health authorities responsible ...
Why Predictive Modeling is Critical in the Fight against COVID-19
Introduction: A number of predictive models and forecasting exercises have been developed by various organizations, such as research groups, academic institutions, hospitals, and consulting companies, with the main aim to ...
Managing People with Diabetes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations for Health Providers, 3 June 2020
Individuals with diabetes have a higher risk of developingvsevere symptoms and dying from COVID-19 than persons without diabetes. For examples, some studies show that approximately 20% of persons hospitalized as a result ...
Safety of COVID-19 Patients and Use of Medicines without Scientific Evidence of Their Benefit, 26 May 2020
COVID-19 treatment options currently under study include several antiviral drugs and immune modulators, the antimalarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, corticosteroids, convalescent plasma, pharmaceutical products ...
The Immunization Program in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Version 2 (24 April 2020)
Objective: Provide guidance regarding the operation of immunization programs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and Care for Mental Health Conditions in Jamaica: The investment case
[Extract]. Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Mental Health (MH) conditions are major drivers of morbidity and mortality in Jamaica. Beyond the toll on health, they also impose a significant burden on the national economy ...