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Fostering Cooperation in Health
Washington, D.C. PAHO HQ. December 16, 2009.- "Public health is way more than a job for us: it is a passion, a heartfelt commitment, our whole life. We keep good company because, fortunately, it is that way not only for us but also for millions of people worldwide. Public health is a sort of a network of networks, where a broad and multifaceted umbrella which protects the well-being of humanity is held up every day by a myriad of individual's actions."
Welcoming remarks by Dr. Mirta Roses-Periago, Director of the Pan American Health Organization on the occasion of the South-South Development Solutions Forum on Global Health as part of the Global South-South Development Expo at PAHO HQ in Washington DC. (18/Dec/2009)
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Washington, D.C. 49th Directing Council. October 1, 2009.- Important dialogue between Ministers of Health of the Americas during the celebration of the 49º.Directing council of PAHO analyzes the impact of the world economic crisis for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the most ambitious endeavor ever pursued against poverty, where the principles of equity, solidarity and the right to the highest attainable health are the core values of the PHC approach; while its guiding principles are the responsiveness to people's health needs, social justice, quality-oriented services, government accountability, sustainability, participation and intersectoriality.
Director's Newsletter (2/Oct/2009)
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Public Health in crisis times
Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 19, 2009.- Conference of Dr. Mirta Roses in the Medical School, University of Buenos Aires, during the ceremony in memory of Dr. Carlos Canitrot, a recognized Argentine public health professional.
Presentation [only Spanish version](22/Aug/2009)
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Por veinte millones de mujeres- Equidad de género en salud en Centroamérica 1998-2004
Este informe presenta un resumen del tema de equidad de género en Centroamérica entre 1998 y 2004.(7/Mar/2006)
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Interim Policy on Collaborative TB/HIV Activities
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic presents a massive challenge to the control of tuberculosis (TB) at all levels. Tuberculosis is also one of the most common causes of morbidity and one of the leading causes of mortality in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs). This document will assist policy-makers to understand what should be done to decrease the joint burden of tuberculosis and HIV. This page offers a summary and access to the full text on the WHO site and other useful links.(15/Dec/2004)
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Malaria and HIV Interactions and Their Implications for Public Health Policy Report of a WHO Technical Consultation, Geneva, Switzerland, 23–25 June 2004
This technical consultation was the first meeting of international experts assessing the impact of interactions between malaria and HIV on the health of people affected by both diseases. The meeting was a major step in identifying implications of such interactions for research, public health policy and health service delivery. The challenge is to combine activities to control malaria and HIV at various levels of the health system, tailor responses to community needs, and optimize the use of scarce resources for integrated service delivery. There are many opportunities for synergism, in particular at a time of growing political and financial commitment to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This page provides access to both the full text and to the policy recommendations in flyer form.(24/Jun/2004)
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Public Health Surveillance in the Americas: National Epidemiological Surveillance and Statistical Information Systems
A portal with links to National Epidemiological Survillance Information Systems and Statistical Information Systems in the Region of the Americas.(29/Jan/2003)
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Other Resources

GenSalud Information Systems Web Page
This web page provides access to a variety of gender, ethnicity and health information, the GenSalud electronic bulletin, the Gender and Health Virtual library, fact sheets, the Gender, Health and Development statistical brochure, among other resources from PAHO's Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit.(4/Apr/2005)
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Gender, Ethnicity and Health Page
This page provides access to the latest information from the Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit of the Pan-American Health Organization.(25/Feb/2005)
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Modelo de Leyes y Políticas sobre Violencia Intrafamiliar contra las Mujeres
La OPS en colaboración otras agencias organizó una reunión de expertas para establecer los componentes clave de leyes y políticas sobre violencia de género, la cual generó propuesta de referencia para diseñar, implementar, dar seguimiento y evaluar las leyes y políticas públicas sobre violencia intrafamiliar contra las mujeres. Esta página web esta dedicada a este proyecto.(11/Feb/2005)
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Periodical Publications

Polio Weekly Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 52 - Week ending 2 January 2010
Poliovirus surveillance - AFP cases and indicators(7/Jan/2010)
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Pan American Journal of Public Health/Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
The Pan American Journal of Public Health is the one publication providing the most recent advances in public health research in the Americas. It includes the latest reports of breakthroughs in combating disease, up-to-date health profiles, emerging health trends and news from the Americas. The Journal publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese with each article in Spanish and Portuguese containing an English abstract(1/Jan/2000)
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Technical Documents

Segundo Taller de Cuentas Satélites de Salud en la Región de las Américas: Avances y Uso de Indicadores en el Diseño y Evaluación de Políticas Públicas de Salud
Presentar los avances y resultados de los países en el desarrollo de las Cuentas Satélites de Salud y/o protección social; y presentar y discutir el uso de los indicadores económico y financieros derivados de estos estimados en el diseño y evaluación de políticas de salud y/o de servicios o sistemas de salud.(9/Jul/2008)
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Guía para el análisis y el monitoreo de la equidad de género en las políticas de salud
El propósito es contribuir a dilucidar las implicaciones de estas políticas para la equidad de género, implicaciones que, por supuesto, varían de acuerdo con las especificidades del contexto de país. En tal sentido, la guía sirve como instrumento de deliberación y abogacía encaminado a crear consensos respecto a la identificación de problemas, el establecimiento de prioridades para la acción, la formulación o reformulación de objetivos de política, y la definición de indicadores y estrategias para el seguimiento de tales políticas.(3/Jun/2008)
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Hospital Infections: Legislation in Latin America
Comparative legislation study on the prevention, surveillance, and control of hospital (nosocomial) infections in Latin America, with the goal of analyzing trends and evaluating the current status of health surveillance systems. This page contains a summary and access to the full text in Spanish. This book is a collaborative effort of two PAHO technical units, Health Policies and Systems and Communicable Diseases.(31/Dec/2007)
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