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Family and Community Health (FCH) supports country efforts to strengthen public health interventions aimed at improving individual, family, and community health; increase access to health and social services; and use of integrated, evidence-based, appropriate, and sustainable interventions.



Strategic directions of technical cooperation
FCH strategic directions for 2006-07 biennium.  More in MSWord »

PAHO Multi-Country Study: Exploring the Association between Intimate Partner Violence and Maternal and Perinatal Health
Protocol for a multinational domestic violence study which will be carried out among in women in puerperium stage who have given birth in selected hospitals in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina and Guyana. More in MSWord »

Promoting Male Participation in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Central America
This brochure was published in May 2005, and details sexual and reproductive health programs in Central America. More in PDF »

FCH is a new Management Area at PAHO; which includes Child and Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Nutrition, Women and Maternal Health; and two Pan American Centers: the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) in Jamaica, and the Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development (CLAP) in Uruguay.


Immunization Newsletter (bi-monthly)
Regional forum for exchange of ideas and information concerning immunization programs in the Americas. Current Issues

Measles/Rubella Bulletin (weekly report)
Data from the Measles Eradication Surveillance System. Cases of suspected measles, by country and final diagnoses.  Current Issues

Regional Strategy for Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Reduction
The document Regional Strategy for Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Reduction, was endorsed by Member States at the Pan American Sanitary Conference in September 2002. This strategy represents significant efforts by PAHO and its partner organizations to incorporate the latest research, best practices and experience gained in more than a decade of the Safe Motherhood Movement into concrete steps for countries to fulfill national plans and work toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).  More in PDF »

Health of Mothers, Newborns, and Children in the Framework of Family and Community Health
Power point presentation by Dr. Gina Tambini on health of mothers, newborns, and children in the framework of Family and Community Health.  PowerPoint Slides

HIV Homepage
PAHO provides technical cooperation for the prevention and control of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Region of the Americas. It also promotes, designs, and facilitates technical activities and policies to improve the capacity of Member Countries to reduce the number of future infections and to provide timely and adequate care for people with HIV. More »

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