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Polio Weekly Highlight, week (52) ending 2 January 2010
Percent of AFP cases with one stool sample taken within 15 days of paralysis onset, Region of the Americas, 2008-2009 (7/Jan/2010)
In English       AFP with Adequate Sample  
en español     Casos PFA con muestra adecuada  

Guide for Organizing Large-Scale Dog Rabies Vaccination Days
The purpose of this Guide is to construct an instrument that permits (1) staff members from Public Health Services to obtain systematized information to guide them on how to organize, carry out, and evaluate vaccination campaign activities; and (2) explicitly indicate the role of the various institutional and social actors--be they public or private, from the national, intermediate, municipal, or local level--in the different phases or stages of vaccination campaigns to definitively interrupt the circulation of the rabies virus in the canine population. This page gives a summary and access to the full text in Spanish.(31/Aug/2008)
In English       HTML(5.55k)  
en español     HTML(5.49k)   PDF(1794.67k)   BVS  

Current WHO Guide for Rabies Pre- and Post-Exposure Treatment in Humans
This 24-page handbook from WHO/CSR serves as a quick reference handbook with clinical guidelines for providing treatment to persons exposed to rabies.(6/Aug/2008)
In English       WHO  
en español     PDF(173.42k)   PPT  
en Français    PDF(173.34k)   PPT  
em Português PDF(166.91k)   PPT  

Measles Elimination Field Guide, Second Edition
The Measles Elimination Field Guide aims to provide health authorities, medical officers, and other health personnel involved in measles elimination at national, state, and local levels with a step-by-step manual for setting up and carrying out activities to eliminate measles and those activities required to sustain its elimination.(6/Jun/2007)
In English       Download PDF  
en español     Download PDF  

The Role of National Influenza Centres (NICs) during Interpandemic, Pandemic Alert and Pandemic Periods
National Influenza Centres (NICs) are the backbone of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN), working to protect global public health by updating seasonal influenza vaccine compositions and functioning as a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential. As a result, it has contributed greatly to the understanding of influenza epidemiology and supporting WHO recommendations for surveillance and vaccine preparation.(31/May/2007)
In English       The Role of National Influenza Centres (NICs)-WHO  
en español     PDF(102.3k)  

WHA60.28--Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits
This resolution of the 60th World Health Assembly en 2007 constitutes the WHO global mandate for pandemic and avian influenza, which has been adopted by PAHO for the Americas.(23/May/2007)
In English       WHA60.28  
en español     WHA60.28  
en Français    WHA60.28  

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO: Aims, Strategies and Lines of Action
This page summarizes the mission, objectives, strategies and lines of action of the PAHO Communicable Disease Unit and describes what it hopes to accomplish through technical cooperation.(20/Jun/2006)
In English       HTML(5.57k)  
en español     HTML(5.91k)  

Eradication of Poliomyelitis Field Guide, Third Edition, 2005
This Poliomyelitis Eradication Field Guide presents information and strategies that health workers in the Americas should be familiar with in order to keep the hemisphere polio-free.(30/Nov/2005)
In English       Download PDF file  
en español     Descarga archivo PDF  

Influenza: Technical Module (Peru)
This technical document in Spanish, put together by the General Office of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Peru and the National Institute of Health of Peru offers up-to-date information in the form of a manual on influenza for doctors and laboratory technicians working in the country.(19/Oct/2005)
In English       Handbook in Spanish  
en español     Módulo técnico  

WHO Guidelines on the Use of Vaccines and Antivirals during Influenza Pandemics
This document provides guidance to health policy-makers and national authorities on planning principles and options for the prioritization of vaccine and antiviral use during an influenza pandemic. It includes recommendations on actions that can improve future supply for the many countries that currently have no national vaccine or antiviral production. The link below provides access to the WHO abstract and full text.(9/Aug/2005)
In English       WHO/CSR  
en español     HTML(8.09k)   PDF(583.06k)  

Workshop on the Epidemiology and Surveillance of Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases (Decatur, Georgia, USA, 9–13 May 2005)
The objectives of this meeting were (1) to discuss activities on the epidemiological and virological surveillance of influenza and analyze the subject of pandemic influenza, as well as present basic and advanced methods of influenza prevention and control; and (2) to find out the degree of progress made in the countries and coordinate development of National Preparedness Plans for a possible influenza pandemic, and to provide tools to assist in the planning process and discuss vaccines and antivirals as prevention and control methods, with a view to a possible pandemic. This page offers the executive summary and access to other conference documentation in Spanish. (13/May/2005)
In English       HTML(11.5k)  
en español     HTML(11.45k)  

PAHO-CDC Generic Proposal for Influenza Surveillance
Given the need to expand influenza surveillance, PAHO--in collaboration with CDC-- developed a new Generic Protocol for Influenza Surveillance (GPIS). The GPIS seeks to harmonize influenza surveillance throughout the Region and ensure that any single case of influenza caused by a new viral subtype be detected, as required by the IHR 2005.(15/Dec/2004)
In English       HTML(3.11k)   PDF(4691.5k)  
en español     HTML(3.42k)   PDF(4950.53k)  

XVI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases, 2004
Final report of the The XVI Technical Advisory Group(TAG) Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases of the Pan American Health Organization, held in Mexico City, Mexico, November 3-5, 2004.(24/Nov/2004)
In English       PDF(3227.68k)  
en español     PDF(1404.91k)  
en Français    PDF(1552.98k)  

Regional Core Health Data System - Indicators Glossary
Definition, technical note, type, measure units, categories, and subcategories for each indicator in the Regional Core Health Data System(26/Oct/2004)
In English       HTML(0.57k)  
en español     HTML(0.6k)  

Periodistas y Medios de Comunicación: Ayudando a crecer--Información de referencia sobre el desarrollo integral de niñas y niños menores de seis años
Diversas experiencias permiten reconocer el papel de los medios de comunicación en la difusión de mensajes que promueven una mejor calidad de vida. Este libro busca que las personas que trabajan en los medios de comunicación cuenten con información que les permita elaborar materiales de comunicación que promuevan cambios en la percepción y en la relación de la sociedad; que cuenten con información que pueda ayudar a desarrollar destrezas de crianza en la familia y la comunidad; y que conozcan condiciones que obstaculizan o propician el crecimiento y desarrollo infantil. Esta página brinda el libro electrónico.(9/May/2003)
en español     HTML(8.8k)  

XV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG)
Conclusions and Recommendations of the The XV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization, was held in Washington, DC, USA, November 22-23, 2002(15/Jan/2003)
In English       PDF(401.22k)  
en español     PDF(415.42k)  
em Português PDF(229.81k)  

XIV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG)
Conclusions and Recommendations of the The XIV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization, was held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, October 2-5, 2000(7/Nov/2000)
In English       HTML(2.13k)   PDF(252.25k)  
en español     HTML(2.32k)   PDF(255.47k)  

Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations - Immunization
Practical Public Health Information for disaster situations prepared by PAHO's technical divisions.(25/Jun/2000)
In English       HTML(3.61k)  
en español     HTML(2.85k)  

XIII Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG)
Conclusions and Recommendations of the The XIII Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization, was held in Hull, Quebec, April 12-16, 1999. Formed in 1985 during the polio eradication campaign, the TAG meets every two years and functions as the leading forum to promote regional initiatives aimed at controlling and eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases. One of its main objectives has been to strengthen the policy dialogue on immunization among governments in the Region and participating agencies.(30/Apr/1999)
In English       PDF(200.88k)  
en español     PDF(203.55k)  
en Français    PDF(179.97k)  
em Português PDF(177.58k)  

XII Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG)
The Twelfth Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization, was held in Guatemala, September 8-12, 1997. Formed in 1985 during the polio eradication campaign, the TAG meets every two years and functions as the leading forum to promote regional initiatives aimed at controlling and eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases. One of its main objectives has been to strengthen the policy dialogue on immunization among governments in the Region and participating agencies.(12/Sep/1997)
In English       HTML(13.35k)  
en español     HTML(16.93k)