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Field Photos: 2002 Mission to Guatemala to Fight Chagas Disease
The 13 photographs below illustrate the official mission to Guatemala in February 2002, conducted jointly by PAHO and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of their joint collaboration project with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) in the fight against Chagas disease in poverty-stricken rural communities. The mission conducted field visits to isolated communities in Zacapa, Jutiapa, Chiquimula and elsewhere to evaluate the situation with a view to present and future community-level activities and then presented its findings to the Ministry of Health in Guatemala City. All this was carried out within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries against Chagas Disease (IPCA).(29/Jun/2005)
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Field Photos: PAHO-JICA Team at Work in Guatemala
These nine photographs illustrate the teamwork going on as part of PAHO's joint collaboration project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) of Guatemala in the fight against Chagas disease in poverty-stricken rural communities. These actities were carried out within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries against Chagas Disease (IPCA).(28/Jun/2005)
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Field Photos: Blood-Testing among the Rural Population in Guatemala to Detect and Diagnose Chagas Disease
These ten photographs show the community-based activities of the IPCA initiative for the prevention and control of Chagas disease in Central America. IPCA is a collaborative product of the Ministries of Health, PAHO, the the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).(26/May/2005)
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Field Photos, El Salvador: PAHO-MSPAS-JICA Collaboration Project to Fight Chagas Disease
These eight photographs illustrate a public-education program in schools, a TV campaign, and a medical entomology course, all activities of the collaboration agreement between PAHO and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries to Interrupt Vectoral and Trasfusional Transmission of Chagas Disease (IPCA).(6/Mar/2005)
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Field Photos, Honduras: PAHO-SSA-JICA Collaboration Project to Fight Chagas Disease
These 11 photos illustrate the activities of the collaboration agreement between PAHO and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries to Interrupt Vectoral and Trasfusional Transmission of Chagas Disease (IPCA). Also involved in the project is the Canadian International Development Agency and Japan Overseas Volunteers (JOVs).(5/Mar/2005)
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Field Photos, Guatemala: PAHO-MSPAS-JICA Collaboration Project to Fight Chagas Disease
These 11 photos demonstrate the activities carried out by the joint project between PAHO, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) of Guatemala, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries (IPCA) against Chagas disease.(4/Mar/2005)
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Photo Gallery: Typhoid Epidemic in Ca Pierre, Haiti
This page summarizes the typhoid epidemic in Haiti in June 2004 and provides six photographs showing the cause and effects.(9/Jul/2004)
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Humble Rural Housing at Risk of Chagas Disease, Central America
The following photographs depict the type of poor rural housing that perpetuates the propagation of vectors of the Triatominae family (chinches). The contaminated feces of these insects is the cause of Trypanosoma cruzi infection when they feed upon humans, and the cause of American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease). These insects hide in the walls and thatched roofs of humble dwellings of substandard quality or in adjacent structures, thus putting the occupants at risk.(13/Nov/2003)
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Victims of Household Infestation: Chagas Disease in Central America
These photos depict victims of American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease), an illness transmitted by vectors from the Rhodnii or Triatomae family that hide in the walls and thatched roofs of substandard housing and surrounding areas.(12/Nov/2003)
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Integrated Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control
This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation unveils PAHO's new integrated strategy for approaching dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), both an emerging menace to public health in the Region. It was presented at the 44th PAHO Directing Council in September 2003 and is related to Resolution CD44r9 passed on this occasion.(25/Sep/2003)
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Photo Gallery: Primary Care in an Indigenous Community of Chorotes (Tartagal, Province of Salta, Argentina)
These nine photos are of a OAHO community project aimed at improving the quality of life of the indigenous peoples of the Chaco region. The project was a great success in that in involved full community participation and a multitude of actors. These photos give a good idea of its immediate positive impact on community life.(24/Jul/2003)
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Risk Factors for Gang Involvement
This slide contains a diagram indicating the different risk factors that lead to teenagers' choice to associate in gangs, their own perceived reasons for doing so, and the obligations implicit for the solidarity they find in gang membership. Based on findings from a Salvadorean gang study, the generalizations it makes can be usefully applied to the rest of the Region.(1/May/2002)
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