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CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health
CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health(1/Oct/2008)
In English       CD48.R5  
en español     CD48.R5  
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em Português CD48.R5  

CD48.R2 - WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Opportunities and Challenges for its Implementation in the Americas
CD48.R2 - WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Opportunities and Challenges for its Implementation in the Americas(30/Sep/2008)
In English       CD48.R2  
en español     CD48.R2  
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em Português CD48.R2  

CD48/5 - Population-based and Individual Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity
CD48/5 - Population-based and Individual Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity(21/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(153.91k)  
en español     PDF(173.39k)  
en Français    PDF(161.64k)  
em Português PDF(157.84k)  

CD48/8 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health
CD48/8, Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health(21/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(244.31k)  
en español     PDF(175.23k)  
en Français    PDF(190.52k)  
em Português PDF(244.52k)  

CD48/17 - Regional Contribution to the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health
CD48/17 - Regional Contribution to the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health(20/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(79.56k)  
en español     PDF(32.15k)  
en Français    PDF(77.66k)  
em Português PDF(77.16k)  

CD48/9 - Regional Plan of Action for Strengthening of Vital and Health Statistics
CD48/9 - Regional Plan of Action for Strengthening of Vital and Health Statistics(16/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(87.89k)  
en español     PDF(85.54k)  
en Français    PDF(86.49k)  
em Português PDF(89.9k)  

CD48/12 -WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Opportunities and Challenges for its Implementation in the Americas
CD48/12 -WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Opportunities and Challenges for its Implementation in the Americas(16/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(84.01k)  
en español     PDF(95.91k)  
em Português PDF(89.19k)  

CD48/INF/3 - Avian Influenza and Influenza Pandemic Preparedness
CD48/INF/3 - Avian Influenza and Influenza Pandemic Preparedness(16/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(31.64k)  
en español     PDF(35.22k)  

CD48/13 - Integrated Vector Management: A Comprehensive Response to Vector-borne Diseases
CD48/13Integrated Vector Management: A Comprehensive Response to Vector-borne Diseases(14/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(68.03k)  
en español     PDF(71.64k)  
en Français    PDF(72.58k)  
em Português PDF(68.46k)  

CD48/6 - Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
CD48/6 - Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control(14/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(103.14k)  
en español     PDF(109.6k)  
en Français    PDF(107.9k)  
em Português PDF(101.52k)  

CD48/10: Towards the Elimination of Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) in the Region of the Americas
This report from the 48th session of the PAHO Directing Council reports on the current situation and progress made towards achieving the PAHO mandate of eliminating onchocercaisis (river blindness) from the Region of the Americas.(14/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(157.94k)  
en español     PDF(157.56k)  
en Français    PDF(151.09k)  
em Português PDF(161.38k)  

CD48/11- Improving Blood Availability and Transfusion Safety in the Americas
CD48/11 Improving Blood Availability and Transfusion Safety in the Americas(14/Aug/2008)
In English       PDF(123.58k)  
en español     PDF(173.93k)  
en Français    PDF(182.5k)  
em Português PDF(127.64k)  

CE142/9 - Population and Individual Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Obesity
(30/May/2008)
In English       PDF(114.07k)  
en español     PDF(129.71k)  

CE142/15 - Plan of Action for Strengthening Vital and Health Statistics
(23/May/2008)
en español     PDF(46.8k)  

CE142/18: Onchocerciasis: Progress Report
This report from the PAHO Executive Committee gives an account of the current situation and progress made towards complying with the PAHO mandate of eliminating onchocerciasis (river blindness) from the Americas.(22/May/2008)
In English       PDF(115.16k)  
en español     PDF(116.54k)  

CSP27.R11: Malaria in the Americas
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for the fight against malaria in the Americas. It also instituted the annual celebration of Malaria Day in the Americas.(4/Oct/2007)
In English       CSP27.R11  
en español     CSP27.R11  
en Français    CSP27.R11  
em Português CSP27.R11  

CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for providing effective, safe, efficient, accessible, appropriate, and satisfactory care for users, recognizing that policies are needed in the health sector that will impact the health care continuum, foster citizen involvement, and promote a culture of quality and safety in health care institution.(3/Oct/2007)
In English       CSP27.R10  
en español     CSP27.R10  
en Français    CSP27.R10  
em Português CSP27.R10  

CSP27/9-- Malaria in the Americas: Progress Report
This document from the 2007 Pan American Sanitary Conference is the official status report on malaria in the Region of the Americas, which led to the corresponding resolution on the same topic.(8/Aug/2007)
In English       PDF(257.76k)  
en español     CSP27/9  
en Français    CSP27/9  
em Português CSP27/9  

CSP27/8--Avian Flu and Pandemic Influenza: Progress Report
Item 4.4 on the Agenda of the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference, Washington D.C., 1-5 October 2007.(27/Jul/2007)
In English       PDF(145.55k)  
en español     CSP27/08  
en Français    CSP27/8  
em Português CSP27/8  

CE140/15 - Strategy for Strengthening Vital and Health Statistics in the Countries of the Americas
Agenda item 4.10 for the 140th session of the Executive Committee of PAHO, Washington D.C., 25-29 June 2007.(29/May/2007)
In English       PDF(166.22k)  
en español     PDF(152.19k)  

CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Taking note of the existence of inequities in health and access to health care services that affect more than 45 million indigenous people living in the Americas; and because the United Nations Millennium Declaration cannot be reached unless the specific health needs of excluded populations, such as indigenous peoples, are addressed, this resolution of the 47th PAHO Directing Council in 2006 sets for the mandate to take a multicultural approach to include these groups and work towards greater equity and better health for all.(29/Sep/2006)
In English       CD47.R18  
en español     CD47.R18  
en Français    CD47.R18  
em Português CD47.R18  

CD46.R13: Malaria and Internationally Agreed-Upon Development Goals, Including Those Contained in the Millennium Declaration
This resolution from the 46th PAHO Directing Council in 2005 urges Member States to attain the goals of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Initiative as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to seek funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM), to strengthen capacities and community participation as well as integrated and multisectoral approaches, to establish a Malaria Control Day in the Americas, and to develop vaccines, new insecticides, and more effective drugs to fight malaria, among other mandates.(30/Sep/2005)
In English       CD46.R13  
en español     CD46.R13  
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em Português CD46.R13  

CD46.R12: Regional Strategy for Tuberculosis Control for 2005-2015
This resolution of the 46th PAHO Directing Council establishes its mandate for TB control, namely through implementation of the newly developed and adopted Regional Strategy.(30/Sep/2005)
In English       CD46.R12  
en español     CD46.R12  
en Français    CD46.R12  
em Português CD46.R12  

CD46.R5: Progress Report on the Global Safe Blood Initiative and Plan of Action for 2005-2010
This resolution from the PAHO Directing Council sets forth its Organizational mandate and plan of action to guarantee blood safety and prevent diseases transmitted by blood transfusion.(29/Sep/2005)
In English       CD46.R5  
en español     CD46.R5  
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em Português CD46.R5  

CD45.R8: Disaster Preparedness and Response
This report from the PAHO Directing Council lays forth the Organization's mandate for emergency and disaster preparedness and response in hospitals, clinics, and primary-care facilities in the Americas.(1/Oct/2004)
In English       CD45.R8  
en español     CD45.R8  
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em Português CD45.R8  

CD45.R3: Millennium Development Goals and Health Targets
This resolution from the 45th PAHO Directing Council in 2004 issues a series of mandates to advise countries on what they need to do to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).(29/Sep/2004)
In English       CD45.R3  
en español     CD45.R3  
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em Português CD45.R3  

Statement of Quota Contributions from Member States
Strategy for Increasing the Rate of Collection of Quota Assessments: In order to facilitate the knowledge and transparency of quota assessment and reporting to its Member States, the Secretariat is in the final stages of implementing a system which will provide access to the most current quota payment details and balances on both the PAHO Intranet and Internet. This will enable ad hoc discussions with government officials and allow both government officials and PAHO staff to review the status of collection of assessed contributions for PAHO and the Centers at any time. (14/May/2004)
In English       HTML(3.6k)  
en español     Spanish  

Resolution CD44.R9: Dengue
This resolution from the 44th PAHO Directing Council in 2003 sets forth the mandate for the struggle against dengue in the Americas.(26/Sep/2003)
In English       CD44.R9  
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em Português CD44.R9  

CD44.R8--Influenza Pandemic: Preparation in the Hemisphere
This resolution of the 44th PAHO Directing Council sets forth the PAHO mandate for dealing with the possibility of an influenza pandemic.(26/Sep/2003)
In English       CD44.R8  
en español     CD44.R8  
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em Português CD44.R8  

CD44.R6: Primary Health Care in the Americas: Lessons Learned over 25 Years and Future Challenges
This resolution from the 44th PAHO Directing Council in 2003, taking into consideration the Declaration of Alma-Ata and past PAHO resolutions, sets forth the mandate of improving the quality of primary care in the Americas: more equitable access to health services, improved surveillance and information systems in this context, improved training for healthcare workers, a health promotion approach, better policy implementation, local community-based approaches and models, working towards the Millennium Development Goals, etc.(25/Sep/2003)
In English       CD44.R6  
en español     CD44.R6  
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em Português CD44.R6  

CD43.R4: Dengue and Dengue Hemorraghic Fever
Resolution adopted during the 43rd Directing Council, Washington, DC, 26 September 2001, to establish the PAHO mandate for combatting dengue and DHF.(26/Sep/2001)
In English       PDF(93.27k)  
en español     PDF(97.94k)  
en Français    PDF(93.53k)  
em Português PDF(104.03k)  

CD42.R15: Roll Back Malaria in the Region of the Americas
15th resolution adopted by the 42nd PAHO Directing Council in 2000 on the WHO RBM initiative and its application in the Americas.(29/Sep/2000)
In English       PDF(103.16k)   CD42.15  
en español     PDF(103.48k)   CD42.15  
en Français    PDF(103.58k)   CD42.15  
em Português PDF(103.44k)   CD42.15  

CD41.R15: Strengthening Blood Banks in the Region of the Americas
On pages 26-28 of this final report of the 41st PAHO Directing Council in 1999, you will find Resolution 15 on strengthening blood banks in the Americas to prevent disease transmitted by blood transfusion, as is the case with transfusional Chagas disease. This resolution constitutes the PAHO mandate to combat transfusional transmission of Chagas.(1/Oct/1999)
In English       CD41.R15  
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em Português CD41.R15  

CD35.14: Eradication/Elimination of Certain Diseases from the Region
This resolution from the PAHO Directing Council sets forth the mandate for the eradication and elimination on onchocerciais (river blindness), Chagas Disease (American trypanosomiasis) through blood transfusion, and leprosy (Hansen's disease) from the Americas.(30/Sep/1991)
In English       CD35.R14  
en español     CD35.R14