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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas
The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to promote the Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health; to share developments on all aspects of the strategy and its four lines of action as well as news on program implementation. (17/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2009
In this issue: World Hypertension Day: 17 May; World No Tobacco Day; Progress in the Countries on CNCD Surveillance; Improving Cancer Information in the Americas; Capacity-Building in the Andean Countries; Meeting of Peruvian American Medical; IDB Call for CNCD Research Proposals; News Roundup. (31/May/2009)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2009, No. 111 - New!
This issue's editorial focuses on the risks a financial crisis can pose to disaster management, as funds previously used for disaster preparedness and relief are diverted to more pressing needs. The celebration of World Health Day is covered, and an interview with the head of the International Strategy for Disaster reduction is included. Among the new training materials available from PAHO is an interactive tool for hospital safety. HTML(8/May/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2009
In this issue, with the spotlight on cancer: HPV Vaccine: Intervention in Adolescents; IARC Study on HPV Testing in Low-Resource Settings; WHO Position Paper on HPV Vaccines Just Released; WHO/PAHO Cryotherapy Guidelines; Call for Abstracts: International Cancer Control Congress; News Roundup. (30/Apr/2009)
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Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 2003–2008
(Note: Series renamed, formerly EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas.)
The purpose of these alerts is to disseminate information on the latest public-health events that have been identified as risks to health, trade, and/or international travel. Most of these events are primarily due to infectious agents, while others are due to chemical or physical agents. The PAHO Epidemiological Alerts published at the regional level (for the Americas) complement the WHO Disease Outbreak News published at the global level. The latest issues can be found at the new site, 2009 onwards.(3/Apr/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2009
In this issue: Partners’ Forum; Suriname: Activities to Fight CNCDs; First Lady of Honduras Speaks out against Obesity; International Cancer Control Congress; More on Salt; PAHEF Grants; News Roundup. Note: Due to problems in generating the News Roundup links in PDF files, we are switching to MS Word for this and future issues.) (31/Mar/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2009
In this issue: 2008 Review, 2009 Priorities; Central America, Dominican Republic Take up the CNCD Gauntlet; 24th RESSCAD Tackles Chronic Disease; CNCDs on the Health Agenda; World Cancer Day 2009; Salt Meeting Documentation Online; News Roundup.(28/Feb/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 3 (6 February 2009)
This issue provides an update of the dengue situation in Bolivia, current actions being taken in surveillance, response, and disease and vector contro; and PAHO's role in providing support for these activities.(10/Feb/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 4 (10 February 2009)
This update report focuses on the yellow fever situation in South America and the Caribbean and on current measures being taken for surveillance, response, and disease and vector control, as well as vaccination for people at risk.(10/Feb/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2009
In this issue: Cancer: Highlights for 2008, Priorities for 2009; Experts Say Lowering Salt Consumption Should be a Top Public Health Priority; Healthy Caribbean: Bridgetown Declaration; Translation of WHO STEPS Stroke Surveillance Manual; New WHO Website on Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children; PAHEF Project Provides Evidence That Alcohol Control Reduces Violence against Women; Global School Health Survey; News Roundup. (31/Jan/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 2 (30 January 2009)
This update focuses on the current situation of yellow fever in the South American and Caribbean countries and on measures being taken in the areas of surveillance, response, disease and vector control, and vaccination for persons at risk.(30/Jan/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 1 (25 January 2009)
This issue is an epidemiological alert on the increase in circulation of the jungle yellow fever virus in South America and the Caribbean, with information on actions taken in the areas of surveillance, response, and disease and vector control as well as vaccination of groups at risk.(25/Jan/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 12, December 2008
This issue covers: Season’s Greetings! Two Christmases Ago; Argentina Publishes Report on Improving Its Cervical Cancer Program; El Salvador: AMNET Workshop on CNCD Policy Analysis & Decision-Making; New PAHO Book Reveals Ties between Excessive Consumption of Alcohol and Domestic Violence; New Online Master’s Degree Program in Advanced Oncology; News Roundup; Erratum. (24/Dec/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 13 (4 December 2008)
This issue reports on a case of febrile hemorrhagic syndrome in Brazil.(4/Dec/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 11, November 2008
This issue cover World Diabetes Day 2008: PAHO Urges Fight Against Obesity and Malnutrition in the Americas; Basic Facts on Diabetes; Ten Misconceptions on Diabetes; Chile Inaugurates Cancer Week; and News Roundup. (30/Nov/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 12 (13 November 2008)
This issue covers the epizootic among monkeys in southeastern Brazil and northwestern Argentina, along with the measures being taken and recommendations made.(14/Nov/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2008
This month's issue covers: The Year Five Men in My Life Died from Chronic Disease; PAHO Directing Council Adopts Regional Plan to Fight Cervical Cancer; CNCD Surveillance in MERCOSUR Countries; Barbados Civil Society Conference on CNCDs; PAHEF Supports Healthy Aging; PAHO & PAHEF Present Inter-American Health Leadership Award to Dr. Cesar Victora of Brazil; Director’s Newsletter Addresses Health Inequities.(31/Oct/2008)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2008, No. 110
This edition's editorial focuses on climate change and disaster programs in the health sector, as changes in climate have had a direct impact on recent disasters. This edition is the first with a new 12-page format, which includes an interview section--PAHO's Director is the first subject--a section on safe hospitals and one on perspectives. HTML(21/Oct/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2008
In this issue: World Cancer Congress 2008; PAHO Featured at the World Cancer Congress; PAHO Unites Cancer Control Stakeholders from LAC during World Cancer Congress; World Cancer Declaration Sets Ambitious Targets for 2020; Central America and the Dominican Republic Define a Subregional Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control; WHO to Establish Chronic Disease Research Priorities; Argentina: Community Promoters Project Report; Mexico: Social Marketing Course; Trinidad and Tobago Appoints a CNCD Technical Advisory Committee.(1/Oct/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2008
This month's coverage: Spotlight on Trans Fat Free Americas: Declaration of Rio de Janeiro and Caribbean Update: Trinidad & Tobago Physical Activity Workshop; Trinidad & Tobago Consultation on Caribbean Private Sector Response to Chronic Diseases; Dominica NCD Summit; Jamaican Tobacco Project Invited to India; Jamaica Hosts Caribbean Expert Consultation on CVDs & Diabetes; Barbados National CNCD Commission; Guatemala: Certification of First Round of Cardiovascular Health Promoters; PanAmSteps Surveillance Instrument Updated; Report on Cancer Stakeholders Meeting. (28/Aug/2008)
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PAHO Today - July 2008 Edition
PAHO Today is the newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization. In this edition: Vaccination Week '08 Advances toward Record Goals, HPV Vaccine Eyed as Part of Cervical Cancer Strategy, Global Health Leaders Tackle Top Issues, Safe Surgery Checklist Launched at PAHO, more.(28/Jul/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2008
In this issue: PAHO To Consider CNCD Resolutions; Partner's Forum "12 x 2012"; Global Vaccine Alliance Supports Introduction of HPV Vaccine; Jamaica: Prime Minister Golding Underscores Commitment to Caribbean Wellness; Caribbean Wellness Day; CARMEN Policy Observatory(24/Jul/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 6, June 2008
In this issue, spotlights are on two major areas, tobacco and cancer: World Tobacco Day 2008; WNTD across the Region; Jamaican Heart Foundation Receives Regional Grant for Tobacco Warnings; Stakeholders Meeting for a Regional Action Plan for Cancer; Fact Sheets on Cancer in the Americas; Towards Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control; Congress on Childhood Cancer.(26/Jun/2008)
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Informativos: Prevenção e controle doenças crônicas
Estas notícias sempre atualizadas informan sobre atividades relacionadas com a prevenção e controle das doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis, tanto internacionais e regionais como no Brasil.(12/Jun/2008)
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VPH News (Year 2, No. 4, May 2008)
In this issue: RIMSA 15; PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO welcomes countries at the 35th COSALFA meeting; PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO promotes animal health training; PANALIMENTOS: Security and food safety; Research and Development: II National Seminar on Hantavirus advanced research; STD/AIDS: Congress discusses fights against STD and AIDS; First Conference on Health Innovation is held in Brazil; Food-and-mouth disease: Emergency Simulation in Paraguay; SENACSA; PWR-Chile: Rabies situation; Book launch and articles; Visits to PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO; Cooperation: Fight against animal rabies, agreement for the creation of a laboratory network; Visit of Dr. Mirta Roses, partnership between PAHO and the city where PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO has its headquarters.(31/May/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2008
In this issue: Look around you: A Tale of Trash; 61st World Health Assembly Sets Bold New Path for CNCDs; Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Chronic Disease; Guatemala Declares April Healthy Living Month; 20 Years of Cervical Cancer Prevention in Chile; CNCD Surveillance in the Southern Cone; Social Marketing and Prevention of Obesity; 4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption; Web-Based Healthcare and Chronic Disease.(30/May/2008)
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Action Against Worms
This link goes to the homepage of the WHO newsletter, Action Against Worms, which deals with intestinal parasites. Parasitic infections are considered neglected diseases that mainly affect the poor, and most especially children. Each issue of the newsletter focuses on a specific topic. From May 2008 onwards, PAHO will be translating this newsletter into Spanish, and there are also several issues available in French, all accessible via this English-language homepage.(27/May/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 2008
In this issue: The CARMEN Coat: Exemplifying Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors; International Summit on Nutrition and Health; Stopping the Rising Tide of Chronic Diseases: Everybody’s Epidemic; New Evidence from Peru’s Cervical Cancer Demonstration Project; New Diabetes Guide for Latin America.(30/Apr/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 11 (31 March 2008)
This issue provides updated information on yellow fever cases in Argentina and ongoing immunization and vector control activities.(31/Mar/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2008
In this issue: Exploding the Myths; Partnership & Teamwork: CNCD Partners Forum; World Kidney Day: 13 March 2008; Symposium on Cervical Cancer Prevention; New CNCD Newsletter Launched in Brazil; New WHO Cardiovascular Handbook; New Guidelines for Diabetes and Hypertension in the Caribbean (31/Mar/2008)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-March 2008, No. 109
Due to the threat of emerging diseases and the deliberate release of hazardous agents, there has been a revision of the international health regulations. This edition's editorial addresses the implications for national health disaster programs. Other topics include the launch of the 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign and the yellow fever outbreak in South America. HTML(27/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 10 (27 March 2008)
This issue links to the PAHO/WHO statement providing the results of the investigation of serious adverse events that occurred in October 2007 after the earthquake in Peru following administration of yellow fever vaccine (substrain 17DD) manufactured by Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil, including conclusions of the expert group and their recommendations. (27/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 9 (26 March 2008)
This issue provides information on the increase in dengue and dengue hemorrhagic cases in several Brazilian states, focusing on Rio de Janeiro and on current measures being taken to fight the disease.(26/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 8 (21 March 2008)
This issue reports on how the Ministry of Health has created a crisis office to deal with the escalation in the number of dengue cases in Rio de Janeiro.(21/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 7 (13 March 2008)
This issue provides ongoing coverage of the yellow fever (YF) outbreak in Paraguay and Argentina, with details on the number of cases and deaths reported to date, ongoing vaccination efforts, adverse reactions to the vaccine, and monitoring results.(13/Mar/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2008
In this issue: Editor’s Note: Chronic Disease, The Case for Urgent Global Action; Stopping the Epidemic of Chronic Disease, Focus on Advocacy and Policy; An End to Cervical Cancer—The Time Is Now!, Subregional Cancer Plan for Central America and the Dominican Republic, PanAm STEPS Country Update, 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, New Improved CARMEN Website, 2008 PAHEF Grants Program, Letters to the Editor. (5/Mar/2008)
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Rabid Bytes: Newsletter of the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC)
This link to the Rabid Bytes home page provides automatic electronic subscription and access to present and past issues. PAHO collaborates with the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC).(27/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 6 (25 February 2008)
This issue provides up-to-the-minute information on the yellow fever situation in Paraguay, where measures have been stepped up to deal with the outbreak (more vaccine, vector control measures, international support) to deal with the jungle and urban variety of the disease.(25/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 5 (20 February 2008)
This issue follows up on yellow fever cases in Paraguay in the department of San Pedro and in a town close to the national capital, and describes the efforts underway to contain the spread of the disease and protect the population.(20/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 4 (11 February 2008)
This issue covers the spread of jungle yellow fever (JYF) among primates and humans in parts of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, and the intensified vaccination efforts underway to protect the population living in or travelling to affected areas.(12/Feb/2008)
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VPH News (Year 2, No. 3, January 2008)
This issue covers: New Year's Message; Fight against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD): Preparation of the 35th Meeting of COSALFA; Technical Cooperation in Food Safety; Veterinary Public Health: Integration of Various Areas of the Sector; Cystic Echinococcosis Guide: Proposals for Intervention; Quality Human Resources: Strengthening the Image of PALTEX; Guide: Social Communication & Risk Communication in Animal Health; PAHO Assistant Director Visits PANAFTOSA, Praises the PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO Strategic Plan; FAO/RLAC: Partnership in the Fight against FMD; Canada: Vesicular Diseases; IKM: Information Technology; Production of FMD Vaccine; Closer Links with Bolivia; Kansas University: Support of FMD Eradication Plan; Poisonous Animals: Prevention Strategies; MAPA-PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO Agreement: Training in Animal Health & Zoonosis; Ecuador: Joint Action Against FMD.(11/Feb/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2008
This issue focuses on: Greetings from the Editor; Special Feature: Cancer(Celebrate World Cancer Day: 4 February 2008; 10 Key Findings and Recommendations for Effective Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs; New Global Cervical Cancer Advocacy Coalition; Follow-Up on New Cancer Center in Argentina; Cervical Cancer Resources for Public Health Professionals); Findings from Diabetes Project in Mexico; Physical Activity and Public Health Course in Guatemala; Visit to PAHO-NHLBI Project in Mixco, Guatemala.(31/Jan/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 3 (18 January 2008)
This issue provides continuing coverage of the epizootic (animal epidemic) of jungle yellow fever in monkeys, as well as data on the number of human cases. Most importantly, it provides vaccination recommendations for travellers going to the affected areas.(18/Jan/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 2 (14 January 2008)
This issue describes the epizootic among monkeys in the State of Goiás and the Federal District (capital city of Brasilia) and human cases in the States of Goías, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and the Federal District.(14/Jan/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 12, December 2007
This issue focuses on the following: Greetings from the Editor; CARMEN Biennial Meeting Report; 2nd International Cancer Control Congress Report; Mexico: Meeting of Americas’ Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance; PepsiCo Director Serves on PAHEF Board. (31/Dec/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 11, November 2007
This issue focuses on: Biennial Meeting of the CARMEN Network, Celebration of World Diabetes Day, CARMEN Policy Observatory Workshop in Barbados, Comprehensive Website Outlines PAHO CNCD Strategy and Directions, Two Articles on Tobacco Regulatory and Litigation Strategies by Lawrence O. Gostin.(30/Nov/2007)
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VPH News (Year 1, No. 2, September/October 2007)
This issue covers: Information, Knowledge and Responsibility; Russian Mission Evaluates the Brazilian Veterinary Public Service, Visits of the General Director of the WHO and of the Representative of OIE; Manual on FMD; PANAFTOSA at CONBRAVET, Animal Welfare, Avian Influenza, Agriculture and Rural Life in the Americas, Animal Protection, Quality of Food in Paraguay; Course on Control of Wild Rabies; Acknowledgements, Great Cross, Commander Medal, Merit; World Rabies Day; Day of the Veterinarian.(27/Nov/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 10, October 2007
This issue covers the following: Don Francisco’s Obesity Program Tops Ratings; Central American Ministers of Health Resolve to Prevent and Control Cancer; Argentina: New Cancer Treatment Center; Capacity-Building Workshop with Focal Points; Workshop in Barbados for Eastern Caribbean Policy-Makers; PAHO to Translate CARICOM Declaration of Port-of Spain to Stop the CNCD Epidemic; Biennial CARMEN Meeting in the Bahamas; 2nd International Cancer Control Congress in Rio; New CNCD Advocacy Toolkit from WHO; Cervical Cancer Practice Guide Now Available in Spanish and French (31/Oct/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 9 (26 September 2007)
This issue summarizes the 2007 outbreaks of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic in the countries of the Americas and the efforts made to fight the disease. It offers various maps and graphics, information on the serotypes in circulating, etc.(26/Sep/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 9, September 2007
This issue provides extended coverage of the CARICOM Summit in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (background chronology, Declaration of Port-of-Spain, article on Prime Minister Golding of Jamaica), the new National Cancer Control Program in Nicaragua, two diabetes meetings in El Paso, Texas, and two new PAHO books, one a survey on CNCDs in Guatemala and the other on diabetes education in Cuba.(18/Sep/2007)
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Immunization Newsletter (bi-monthly)
Regional forum for exchange of ideas and information concerning immunization programs in the Americas.(1/Sep/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 8, August 2007
This issue contains articles on the following: Breast Cancer Guidelines Now Available in Spanish; Policy Recommendations on Tobacco Control for CARICOM Countries; USA: New Guidelines for Physical Activity; Trinidad and Tobago NCD Programs; Follow-up on Nicaragua Meetings; Upcoming CARICOM Summit on CNCDs; and Call for Abstracts, Biennial CARMEN Meeting. (30/Aug/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 7, July 2007
This issue contains news on the WHO/ICO Information Centre on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer; Meetings in Nicaragua: National Plan for Chronic Diseases and CAMDI (Central American Diabetes Initiative) training workshop; Colombia: Community Service Research Network Dedicated to Care for Persons with Chronic Disease; and an Economic Perspective on Chronic Diseases. (3/Aug/2007)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-June 2007, No. 107
When a disaster strikes, why is it so difficult to find reliable information? This is the topic of this issue's editorial. In addition, Safe Hospitals has become a common subject in the disaster community. There are several articles that touch on this very important issue. HTML(17/Jul/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2007
This issue contains news on the following: PAHO Urges New Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention at Briefing with United States Congress; transfat; Annual Meeting of Caribbean Epidemiologists & Lab Directors; Five-Day PanAm STEPS Workshop in Aruba; and Upcoming Events. (27/Jun/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 5, May 2007
This issue deals with the Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008–2015; New Recommendations for Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention; Winners Announced in PACI Project Competition, Training Workshop Held; US-Mexican Border Health Association Diabetes Forum; VIGITEL: Brazil’s Risk Factor Surveillance by Phone; Upcoming Events; Call for Abstracts, 2nd International Cancer Control Congress (31/May/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 2007
News on: Nutrition Experts call for “Trans Fat Free Americas”; Meeting of PAHO/WHO Representatives from Andean and Southern Cone Countries; Caribbean Summit on Chronic Disease Prevention; and Learn how to Eat, drink, and be healthy!. (30/Apr/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 8 (16 April 2007)
This issue provides details on how the dengue outbreak in Paraguay is continuing to subside.(16/Apr/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 2007
This issue highlights the following: o Celebration of International Women’s Day; Pan American Tobacco Information Online System (PATIOS); Training to Improve Evidence-Based Public Health in Latin America and the Caribbean; Launch of the Deceased Donor Program in Trinidad; Nicaragua: Creation of a National Committee for Cancer Prevention and Control; and PAHEF Grants and Awards. (31/Mar/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 7 (15 March 2007)
This issue follows up on the dengue epidemic in Paraguay and on measures taken to contain it. It shows three graphs and a data table and provides information on ongoing technical cooperation activities by PAHO and by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to contain this outbreak.(15/Mar/2007)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-February 2007, No. 106
Assessments are an important first step to determining immediate humanitarian needs after a disaster. This month's editorial offers the best practices for conducting needs assessments, so that the affected population gets the most benefit from humanitarian assistance. HTML(13/Mar/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 6 (9 March 2007)
This number provides follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Brazil, which continues to be concentrated in the midwestern region in Mato Grosso do Sul state, with a predominance of DEN-3. Data is provided by region and state.(9/Mar/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 5 (7 March 2007)
This issue focuses on the dengue outbreak in Bolivia, where the majority of cases are being reported from the vicinity of the tropical city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It includes a statistical graph on dengue incidence from 2006 to 2007.(7/Mar/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 2, February 2007
This issue contains news on Regional Developments> WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; Let's eat healthy, live well and get moving America!; CARMEN School; Preventing Chronic Disease: A Framework for Country Action; and Progress in the Countries: US-Mexican Border: Preventing Obesity in Children and Young People; and Subregional Meeting of Representatives & Center Directors from Mesoamerica & the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean.(28/Feb/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 4 (12 February 2007)
This issue focus on dengue activity in Brasil, with an overview of the national situation and special focus on the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, which has experienced a notable increase. It also contains a graph on activity in the states from 2006 to 2007 and a map showing the various states and regions of the country.(12/Feb/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 3 (9 February 2007)
This issue follows up on the dengue outbreak in Paraguay, which is nine-tenths concentrated in the capital city of Asunción and one-tenth in the rest of the country. It contains a graph with statistics and two maps showing case distribution in the country and in the capital.(9/Feb/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 2 (8 February 2007)
This issue focuses on the dengue outbreak in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It includes a statistical graph on dengue incidence from 2005 to 2006.(8/Feb/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2007
This issue contains news on the following: Regional Strategy Approved; Campaign Against Obesity Takes Shape; Partnership and Resource Mobilization; Promoting Cardiovascular Health; CARMEN Policy Observatory Meeting; Mexico & Central America Implementing Regional Strategy; Central American Diabetes Initiative; STEPS Implementation Underway; TATI Report Published; Chronic Disease in Times of Disaster. (31/Jan/2007)
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Criteria for Submission and Standard Operational Procedures (For the Monthly Newsletter Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in the Americas)
This page provides information on how to submit contributions to the newsletter as well as its background, purpose, scope, and to whom to send them.(30/Jan/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 1 (29 January 2007)
This issue focuses on the dengue outbreak in Paraguay: prevention and control measures, vector control, mass communication, Dengue Day, and external technical cooperation.(29/Jan/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 3 (31 December 2006)
This issue provides details on the dengue outbreak that occurred in Paraguay in 2006. It includes statistical tables, a map, and an account of border activities.(31/Dec/2006)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 2 (31 October 2006)
This issue provides an update on the recent outbreak of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in El Salvador.(31/Oct/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2006, No. 105
Why are post-disaster needs assessments important?. They can make a difference in a disaster-affected country, making sure that urgent needs are addressed. This is the subject of the editorial of this issue. Other articles include methanol poisoning in Nicaragua, disaster preparedness in PAHO/WHO Member States, and preparations for pandemic influenza. HTML(26/Oct/2006)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1—24 October 2006
This issue covers the recent outbreak of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Cuba.(24/Oct/2006)
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Cervical Cancer Screening Test Studied in Peru
A promising new procedure for cervical cancer screening is being tested as part of a joint project of PAHO and Peru's Ministry of Health. The project, TATI-2, will evaluate the population effectiveness of cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), a rapid-results procedure designed for use in low-resource settings such as those found in developing countries. VIA is an alternative to the Pap smear, the most widely used method of screening for cervical cancer among women in industrialized countries.(28/Aug/2006)
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Global Leprosy Situation, 2006
This 8-page article from the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record provides an overview of the current situation of leprosy (Hansen's disease) in the world: introduction, data table for endemic countries, leprosy burden, and conclusion.(11/Aug/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2006, No. 104
The United Nations has established the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making. This issues' editorial discusses how it works and what it will signify in the next big emergency. HTML(10/Aug/2006)
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PAHO Today - August 2006 Edition
PAHO Today is the newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization. In this edition: Remembering Dr. Lee, World Health Assembly Set New Priorities for Global Health, PAHO Assists U.N. Pandemic Flu Efforts, more.(9/Aug/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2006, No. 103
The United Nations has established the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making. This issues' editorial discusses how it works and what it will signify in the next big emergency. HTML(8/May/2006)
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Schistomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Parasite Infections: Preliminary Estimates of the Number of Children Treated with Albendazole or Mebendazole (WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record / WER, No. 16, 2006, 81, 145–164)
In the Region of the Americas, the whole pre-school and school-age populations are assumed to be at risk of geohelminth and schistome infections. The burden of disease caused by infection with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) remains enormous. This article gives the results of the WHO Partners in Parasite Control (PPC) system to track the progress of each endemic country towards the 2010 global target of regular treatment for 75% of all children at risk.(21/Apr/2006)
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RAVREDA-AMI Newsletter
The Amazon Network for the Surveillance of Antimalarial Drug Resistance (RAVREDA) and the Amazon Malaria Initiative (AMI) are part of the joint efforts of the Amazon countries and institutions (PAHO/WHO, USAID, CDC, USP, MSH) for the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Initiative in the Americas. The RAVREDA-AMI Newsletter is a quarterly news and information publication where its latest activities and achievements are reported and shared.(20/Apr/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2006, No. 102
The threat of a flu pandemic has been prominent in the news lately. In this issue's editorial the subject is broached, emphasizing the need for communication between different sectors so that every country is able to face a potencial pandemic. PAHO/WHO has formed a response team to face epidemics. HTML(8/Feb/2006)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2005, No. 101
In this issue we explore how information management can help humanitarian agencies during and after disasters. The 2005 hurricane season broke all records, and many Member States were affected. SUMA helps in the aftermath of the South Asia earthquake. HTML(8/Dec/2005)
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Avian Influenza: Frequently Asked Questions (Weekly Epidemiological Record 80:44, pp. 377-384)
This list of over 20 of the most common questions on avian influenza (bird flu) has been issued by the World Health Organization's weekly epidemiogical report.(19/Oct/2005)
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Avian Influenza—New Areas with Infection in Birds—Update 34
Tests conducted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have today confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in samples taken from domestic birds in Turkey. In Romania, investigations of recent poultry deaths have, to date, identified the H5 subtype of avian influenza virus. Further testing is under way to determine the strain and whether the virus is highly pathogenic. Authorities in the two countries have undertaken control measures as recommended by OIE and FAO. WHO is sending diagnostic reagents and other supplies to support testing in national laboratories. Viruses from both outbreaks have been sent for further analysis to the Central Veterinary Laboratory Agency-Weybridge (UK), which is an OIE/FAO reference laboratory. Viruses are also being sent to WHO reference laboratories for comparison with human H5N1 isolates from Asia.(13/Oct/2005)
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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas
The objective of this newsletter is to share technical, operational and policy issues for the Americas, and share key information for planning and decision-making while minimizing the duplication of information from those websites devoted to lymphatic filariasis.(16/Sep/2005)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2005, No. 99
Why are we still building unsafe hospitals? This issue's editorial deals with this important disaster issue. Hospitlas continue causing casualties as a result of disasters instead of saving lives. Also in this issue, the displaced population in Colombia, and the 20th anniversary of the 1985 Mexico earthquake. HTML(6/Sep/2005)
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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER): Vol. 80, No. 33, pp. 277-288
This issue contains two articles on influenza: Outbreak news on H5N1 avian influenza: first steps towards development of a human vaccine; and Influenza Vaccines: WHO Position Paper. The theme of the latter is seasonal influenza and the effects of antiviral vaccines on public health, in the framework of large-scale vaccine programs.(19/Aug/2005)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2005, No. 98
The disaster in South East Asia and the handling of dead bodies after disasters are the main topics of this issue. Also included are the results of a survey on PAHO's disaster publications. HTML(25/Feb/2005)
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PAHO/WHO Newsletter AIDS/STI HIV
The purpose of this newsletter is to share information on the efforts of PAHO professionals involved in the response to AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This page offers access to all online issues to date, with a summary of their contents.(22/Nov/2004)
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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas, Vol. 2, Issue 1
This issue contains news on the following: 5th LF Elimination Regional Meeting, Paramaribo, Suriname; Thanks to our Partners in Suriname and Abroad; Changes and Promotions in the Region; Integrated Vector Management, Part 2; Links and References about Lymphatic Filariasis; Successful MDA with DEC, Recife, Brazil; Announcements and Deadlines.(31/Oct/2004)
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GT-Dengue: Difusión electrónica de información sobre el Grupo Técnico de Cooperación Integrada en Dengue (No. 2, 26 October 2004)
Este número brinda información sobre el Marco político para Centroamérica, la EGI en un Congreso Internacional, la EGI-Nicaragua, la EGI-Venezuela, la EGI-Guatemala, los resultados en Guatemala, la Evaluación del Taller, y Lo que está por venir, con enlaces a sitios y/o documentos con más detalles.(27/Oct/2004)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 26—6 October 2004
This issue covers the following recent events: Epidemiological Situation of Hantavirus in Brazil; Jungle Yellow Fever (JYF) in the State of Monagas, Venezuela; New Draft of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) Now Available.(6/Oct/2004)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 25—18 August 2004
This issue covers the following: Hantavirus in Uruguay, Department of Rocha, near the Brazilian Border; Avian Influenza: Situation in Viet Nam; Updated List of Weekly Epidemiological Reports for the Americas; Updated List of EID Related Sites.(18/Aug/2004)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 24—12 August 2004
This issue focuses on the recent outbreaks of cholera in Colombia and of hantavirus in Central Brazil, in the Federal District and in Goiás State.(12/Aug/2004)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 23—5 August 2004
This issue offers the most recent information on the outbreaks of aseptic meningitis in Puerto Rico and of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of community origin in Uruguay.(5/Aug/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2004, No. 96
It is imperative that hospitals remain functional after a disaster. Countries and Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized that it is no longer acceptable to lose these vital facities to natural disasters. This issue's editorial deals with the January 2005 World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, where countries will review the past decade’s progress and define remaining challenges, critical needs and opportunities. Latin America and the Caribbean are channeling their efforts towards safer hospitals and water supply systems.(2/Aug/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 22—1 July 2004
This issue offers updated information on the confirmed outbreak of Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever (BHF) in the Department of Beni, Itenez Province, Bolivia; and on the Typhoid Fever epidemic in Ca Pierre, Haiti.(1/Jul/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 21—24 June 2004
This week's issue focuses on a report confirming the circulation of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Puerto Rico, and on the current situation of Jungle Yellow Fever (JYF) in the Americas, with information on outbreaks in Peru and Bolivia.(24/Jun/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 20—15 June 2004
This issue contains the latest news on the yellow fever epizootic confirmed in the state of Monagas, Venezuela, and on the CDC Webcast on Laboratory Biosafety (BSL-3) scheduled for 17 June.(15/Jun/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2004, No. 95
In this issue, an analysis is made of past failures of international interventions in Haiti. The recent crisis in that country makes is necessary for the international community to make a concerted effort, so that whatever help that reaches the country this time is not wasted.(21/May/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 19—27 May 2004
This issue provides updated information on the unusual Increase in the number of persons infected with hantavirus in the department of Boquerón, Paraguayan Chaco region.(13/May/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 18—7 May 2004
This issue provides updated information on influenza activity in Chile and on Avian Influenza A (H10N7) among humans in Egypt.(7/May/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 17—29 April 2004
This issue offers updated information on the outbreak of SARS in China and on an outbreak of acute diarrea in the town of Rojas, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.(29/Apr/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 16—22 April 2004
This issue is dedicated to a report on an outbreak of acute diarrheal syndrome and two identified cases of cholera in the municipality of São Bento do Una, Pernambuco State, Brazil; and to a follow-up on the recent outbreak of bat-transmitted human rabies in Pará State, Brazil.(22/Apr/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 15—15 April 2004
This issue is dedicated to a follow-up on the recent outbreak of bat-transmitted human rabies in Pará State, Brazil, and to an updated list of electronic information sources (e.g. epidemiological bulletins) on the occurrence and distribution of communicable diseases in the countries of the Americas.(15/Apr/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 14—8 April 2004
This issue provides information on two events: a workshop in Lima, Peru, on the Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Influenza in the Andean Subregion; and the I International Course on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Hantavirus at the INVEH in Pergamino, Argentina.(8/Apr/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 12—25 March 2004
This issue offers an update on avian influenza in Asia, Canada, and the USA, as well as a summary of the III Joint Meeting of Regional EID Surveillance Networks.(25/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 11—18 March 2004
This issue offers updates on avian influenza (in Asia, the USA, and Canada; and announcement of regional workshop in the Americas on integrated surveillance of and response to acute respiratory diseases); Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); and West Nile Virus (WNV) in Belize.(18/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 10—11 March 2004
This issue contains updates on the situation of avian influenza in Asia, the USA, and Canada, as well as on the outbreak of Jungle Yellow Fever (JYF) in Colombia and the possible threat of the reurbanization of the disease in urban centers of the Americas.(11/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 9—4 March 2004
This issue contains updates on the situation of avian influenza in Asia, the USA, and Canada, as well as on the status of the current revision of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) and activities being conducted in this regard.(4/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 8—26 February 2004
This issue contains updates on avian influenza and the outbreak of diarrheic disease from rotavirus in El Salvador.(26/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 6—12 February 2004
This issue provides updated information on the recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in Asian countries, compiling information by country in a data table and including links to WHO guidelines for global surveillance of avian influenza A (H5N1) as well as a clinical and epidemiological descripción and other information sources.(12/Feb/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2004, No. 94
This issue's editorial deals with the earthquake in Bam, Iran (Dec. 2003) and the use of field hospitals after the disaster. There is also a report on an important course on e-learning. An 8-page supplement on disaster mitigation in hospitals is also included.(10/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 5—5 February 2004
This issue provides updated information on the outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in Asian countries, compiling information by country in a data table, and reports on the FAO/OIE/WHO Technical Consultation on prevention and control of this disease, with the corresponding recommendations.(5/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 2—15 January 2004
This issue is focused on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza Virus A (H5N1) in Humans and Poultry in Viet Nam.(15/Jan/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 1—8 January 2004
This issue offers outbreak information on the epizootic in Los Besotes Ecological Park in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia, and of the confirmed SARS case in Guangdong as well as the second suspected SARS case recently reported there.(8/Jan/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 26 - 31 December 2003
This issue offers up-to-date information on a suspected SARS case in southern China and the first confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (mad cow disease) in the USA.(31/Dec/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 23—18 December 2003
This issue offers up-to-date information on Yellow fever in the Americas, SARS in Taiwan, West Nile Virus in Mexico, and the Fifth Conference on West Nile Virus in the United States.(18/Dec/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 22—11 December 2003
This issue focuses on outbreaks information on influenza in Tocantins, Brazil; severe acute respiratory disease in Colombia; detection of the H9N2 influenza virus in Hong Kong; and a technical note on an epizootic event in Brazil.(11/Dec/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 21—4 December 2003
This issue offers updated information on the 2003-2004 Flu Season in North America; Circulation of Human Metapneumovirus in the United States could complicate management of respiratory infections this winter; Call for Abstracts, International Conference of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta 2004: Deadline Extended.(5/Dec/2003)
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GT-Dengue: Difusión electrónica de información sobre el Grupo Técnico de Cooperación Integrada en Dengue (No. 1, 23 noviembre 2003)
Este número brinda información sobre el Marco político del GT-Dengue, un Comunicado de prensa y los Recursos para implementación del GT-Dengue, con enlaces donde se brinda más información sobre los mismos.(23/Nov/2003)
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GT-Dengue: Difusión electrónica de información sobre el Grupo Técnico de Cooperación Integrada en Dengue
GT Dengue es una lista de correo electrónico del Programa Regional de Dengue OPS/OMS, con el objetivo de diseminar e intercambiar información sobre las actividades y avances del Grupo Técnico para Cooperación Integrada en Dengue. Esta página brinda acceso a los diferentes números.(22/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 20—19 November 2003
This week's issue offers updated information on influenza in the Americas (USA and Canada), the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States, and West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Americas (USA and Mexico), as well as a table with links to the main electronic sources for epidemiological information in the countries of the Americas.(19/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 19—12 November 2003
This issue provides updated information on influenza in the Americas (USA, Canada, and Argentina), a WHO update on progress made towards developing a SARS vaccine, and yellow fever in the Americas (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela).(12/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 18—6 November 2003
This issue focuses on influenza outbreaks in the Americas, provides access to the WHO document resulting from the recent meeting on SARS and laboratories, and announces the IIIrd Biannual Meeting of Subregional Emerging-Disease Surveillance Networks.(6/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 17—30 October 2003
This issue reports on recent outbreaks of influenza and West Nile Virus (WNV) in several countries in the Region.(30/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 16—23 October 2003
This issue overs up-to-date information on the most recent developments regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome /SARS (WHO Consensus Document on SARS Epidemiology, WHO meetings in Geneva) and the outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the USA and Canada.(23/Oct/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2003, No. 93
The October 2003 issue of the Newsletter "Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas" can now be read in HTML and PDF formats. This month's editorial deals with the management of dead bodies after disasters. It also includes a supplement on water and disasters.(22/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 15—16 October 2003
This issue overs up-to-date outbreak information on West Nile Virus (WNV) in the USA and Canada and equine encephalitis in Venezuela.(16/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 14—9 October 2003
This issues provides updates information on Jungle Yellow Fever in Latin America and West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Americas.(9/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 13—2 October 2003
This issue provides updated information on conjunctivitis in Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico and on West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States, Canada and Mexico.(2/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 12—25 September 2003
This issue offers updated information on the recent outbreaks of hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Central America and the Caribbean and SARS in Singapore.(25/Sep/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 10—12 September 2003
This issue offers the latest information on the outbreak of Plasmodium vivax malaria in Palm Beach, Florida; the Yellow Fever situation in the Americas; and the current situation of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Americas.(12/Sep/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 9—4 September 2003
This issue provides information on recent outbreaks of P. vivax malaria in San Juan del Oro, Peru, and of West Nile Virus in the United States and Canada.(4/Sep/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 8—28 August 2003
This issue provides information on recent outbreaks of Jungle Yellow Fever (JYF) in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela; West Nile Virus in the United States and Canada; and severe respiratory illness in British Colombia, Canada.(28/Aug/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 6—14 August 2003
This issue contains information on the outbreaks of acute respiratory illness in British Colombia, Canada; yellow fever (YF) in Peru; and West Nile Virus (WNV) in the USA and Mexico.(14/Aug/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 5—8 August 2003
This issue provides the most recent information on the outbreaks of pneumonia in El Salvador, West Nile Virus in the USA, yellow fever in the Americas, and food poisoning on an international flight (Lima-Dallas). (8/Aug/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 4—31 July 2003
This issues focuses on pneumonia in El Salvador and West Nile Virus (VNO) in the USA and Canada.(31/Jul/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 3—24 July 2003
This issue contains updates on pneumonia in El Salvador; Hantavirus in Panama; West Nile Virus in USA; icterohemorrhagic disease in Peru; preparations of the Southern Cone Countries in the event of an influenza pandemic; IIIrd Scientific Congress of the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Present and Future of Medicine in the Tropics (Panama, August 2003). (24/Jul/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2003, No. 92
Local Emergency Health Plans is the topic of the editorial of this issue of the newsletter. Aside from the regular sections, this issue includes a supplement on the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID).(17/Jul/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 2—17 July 2003
This issue focuses on cases of Jungle Yellow Fever in the Americas and the outbreak on Colombia, on West Nile Virus in the USA and Mexico, on latest developments with SARS and case information from the USA, on the Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2004, and on a note to readers of this newsletter on its main link and e-mail for contact with the outside.(17/Jul/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 1—10 July 2003
This issue contains updates on the following topics: SARS; Columbian outbreaks of Jungle Yellow Fever and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis; First human case of West Nile Virus in the USA; new PAHO papers on influenza and antimicrobial resistance; PAHO PowerPoint presentations on cholera, monkeypox, and West Nile virus, and SARS training modules on preventing hospital infection.(10/Jul/2003)
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Noticias sobre AIEPI
Noticias sobre AIEPI se publica cuatrimestralmente y recopila experiencias y resultados sobre la atención infantil, principalmente en la Región de las Américas. Incluye artículos de actualización sobre la prevención y el control de las enfermedades que afectan a los menores de cinco años, sobre la promoción de prácticas familiares y comunitarias que favorecen el crecimiento y desarrollo saludables, y sobre el impacto que la aplicación de la estrategia AIEPI tiene en los países, tanto en los servicios de salud como en la comunidad. Esta página brinda acceso a los números respectivos.(18/Mar/2003)
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Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas - NEWS: Vol. 3, No. 1 March , 2003 (in Spanish only)
News on: III Assembly of the Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas; Regional Working Group for the project Pharmaceutical Care in Diabetes Mellitus; Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Pharmaceutical Forum; Document of FIP on the pharmaceutical practice in developing countries; 63er International Congress of the FIP. 4-9 of September 2003, Sydney, Australia.(1/Mar/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2003, No. 90
This month's editorial focuses on the plight of displaced populations when they cross borders into other countries. It is often hard to assess the living conditions of these populations, especially if an armed conflict impedes access to the areas where they are fleeing.(22/Jan/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-October 2002, No. 89
This month's editorial focuses on the debate of what is better for the health sector: Emergency Operations Centers or Situation Rooms? Health situation rooms do a good job of collecting health data on a routine basis. However, for data to have an impact on life-saving decisions, health professionals must adapt collection and dissemination to the rapid and often chaotic pace of an emergency.(10/Oct/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2002, No. 88
This month's editorial focuses on logistical support systems, a new growth industry that has caught the attention of the private sector. New trends are posing opportunities and challenges for SUMA users throughout the world.(8/Aug/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas- April 2002, No. 87
In recent years, the international community has focussed its attention, and rightly so, on the need for good governance in developing countries. Today, transparency and accountability are no longer just slogans but prerequisites for aid from abroad.(3/Jun/2002)
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Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas - NEWS: Vol. 2, No. 1 February 2002 (in Spanish only)
News on: Working group for development of proposal of project Pharmaceutical Care in Diabetes; Europharm Forum develops research of use of tobacco between pharmacists in Europe; Project of Pharmaceutical Care in Hypertension (AF/HTA) can be developed in collaboration with the CARMEN; Commemoration of 150 years of APHA has the participation of leaders of the FFA; FIP promotes meeting of regional entities; World Day of Health has as subject the combat to the sedentary lifestyle: You move America! !! ; 62 World Congress of the FIP; Meeting of the President Dr. Salas with the Executive Secretariat of the FFA in Washington.(4/Feb/2002)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas- January 2002, No. 86
Local communities have always played a critical role in reducing their vulnerability to disasters. Well-organized and trained communities, who best know the hazards that surround them, assume responsibility and work in tandem with national authorities to reduce their risk, are key to ensuring sustainability of these initiatives. PAHO has also stepped up activities at the community level. (12/Jan/2002)
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Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas - NEWS: Vol. 1, No. 3 Dicember 2001 (in Spanish only)
News on: 2nd assembly of the forum in Caracas; Pharmaceutical care in hypertension (AF/HTA); change of the statutes.(1/Dec/2001)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas- October 2001, No. 85
The October 2001 issue of the newsletter contains the editorial "Do we evacuate our hospitals prematurely?" which explains the importance of evacuation of hospitals in disasters. The goal of evacuating health care facilities is to safeguard the health and lives of their occupants.(16/Oct/2001)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas - July 2001, No. 84
The July 2001 issue of the newsletter Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas is now available on the web. Read about safeguarding the health services network in disasters; learn the latest on progress toward developing a common logistic supply system and hear more about new PAHO CD-ROMs on disaster mitigation and SUMA.(1/Jul/2001)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas - April 2001, No. 83
Editorial on "Hospital Disaster Mitigation: From Words to Deeds" and special supplement on "Earthquakes in El Salvador". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(9/May/2001)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 2000, No. 82
Editorial on "Health: A Bridge to Peace in Colombia" and special supplement on "Publications 2000." It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Oct/2000)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 2000, No. 81
Editorial on "The Medical Response to Natural Disasters: Have We Learned Anything Yet?" It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jul/2000)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 2000, No. 80
Editorial on "Identifying Cadavers Following Disasters: Why?", and special report on "Safer Hospitals". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/2000)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. January 2000, No. 79
Editorial on "Inappropriate Relief Donations: What is the Problem?" and special report on "Disaster in Venezuela". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jan/2000)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 1999, No. 78
Editorial on "Who will take responsibility for disaster reduction?". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Oct/1999)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 1999, No. 77
Editorial on "Disaster-stricken Countries Have Made Progress. Why then does press coverage leave us with a sense of deja vu?". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jul/1999)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 1999, No. 76
Editorial on "Emergency Response and Disaster Reduction: Can One Single Agency Handle Both? It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/1999)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. January 1999, No. 75
Editorial on "SUMA: A Versatile tool for Management and Good Governance" and special report on "The Devastating Path of Hurricane Mitch in Central America". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jan/1999)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 1998, No. 74
Editorial on "Hospital Safety: A Collective Responsiblity." It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters. (PDF 274KB)(1/Oct/1998)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 1998, No. 73
Editorial on "Less Paper and More Bytes? Let the Reader Decide!"It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jul/1998)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 1998, No. 72
Editorial on "Health University and Disaster Management" and special report on "SUMA ... toward a global standard with support from the Government of the Netherlands." It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/1998)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. January 1998, No. 71
Editorial on "Crisis Management on the Internet: A Snapshot of Progress in the Region." It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jan/1998)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 1997, No. 70
Editorial on "Medical equipment donations:Who sets the standard?" It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jul/1997)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 1997, No. 69
Editorial on "Three, two, one... Gone?" It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/1997)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 1996, No. 68
Editorial on looking beyond hospitals and medical treatments to other health lifelines. It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(4/Oct/1996)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 1996, No. 67
Editorial on "WHO issues New International Guidelines for Drug Donation". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(4/Jul/1996)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 1996, No. 66
Editorial on prevention, mitigation and preparedness. It also mentions some information about safe hospitals by the year 2001. It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/1996)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. January 1996, No. 65
Editorial on "The Internet: Tending to the Basics". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jan/1996)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. October 1995, No. 64
Editorial on "Bridging a Gap Between Two Cultures: Military and Humanitarian". It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(4/Oct/1995)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. July 1995, No. 63
Editorial on a new phase for SUMA beyond the inventory. It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Jul/1995)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. April 1995 No. 62
Editorial on legislators meetings in order to support disaster reduction. It also contains information from PAHO/WHO, other organizations, PAHO member countries and new publications on disasters.(1/Apr/1995)
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