Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

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Announcements

World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2007--Unite for Diabetes
Last year, the United Nations approved a resolution recognizing World Diabetes Day as an official UN celebration. This page offers information on this year's theme (focused on children) and a great number of resource materials available for use in public celebrations: logo, posters, videos, booklets, articles, and a link to the main WDD website.(14/Nov/2007)
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Almost a quarter of all disease caused by environmental exposure
As much as 24% of global disease is caused by environmental exposures which can be averted. Well-targeted interventions can prevent much of this environmental risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) demonstrates in a report issued today. The report further estimates that more than 33% of disease in children under the age of 5 is caused by environmental exposures. WHO report Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease(16/Jun/2006)
In English       WHO  
en español     OMS  
en Français    OMS  

Ministry of Health of Brazil Launches 2nd Edition of the Charters of Elimination: Epidemiological Situation of Hansen's Disease among Children under 15
On 28 January 2005, the Brazilian government launched the 2nd edition of the Charters of Elimination, focusing on the epidemiological situation of leprosy (Hansen's disease) among children under the age of 15. The Minister of Health delivered a charter to each of the 27 Brazilian states, which can be accessed via this link on the website of the Secretary of Health Surveillance (MS/SVS).(28/Jan/2005)
In English       MS-Brazil  
en español     MS-Brasil  
em Português MS-Brasil  


Books

Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
In English       DCPP  
en español     DCPP  
en Français    DCPP  
em Português DCPP  

Enseñanza de la pediatría en Escuelas de Medicina en América Latina
Dada la creciente importancia que tiene cada día la lucha contra la mortalidad de los niños, poniendo al alcance de la población las herramientas más adecuadas y dada la importacia que tienen las instituciones formadoras de personal de salud, principalmente las facultades y escuelas de medicina, en este proceso, la ALAPE y OPS/OMS (a través de AIEPI) unieron esfuerzos con el fin de realizar un relevamiento sobre la enseñanza de aspectos claves de Pediatría en la formación de pregrado de medicina. Esta página contiene el resumen con enlaces al documento en texto completo, el cual incluye la encuesta original. (15/Oct/2002)
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Investigaciones Operativas sobre Atención Integrada a las Enfermedades Prevalentes de la Infancia (AIEPI)
Este volumen de investigaciones operativas prioritarias sobre la estrategia AIEPI incluye un conjunto de protocolos diseñados para su aplicación en los niveles locales que permiten, a la vez que evaluar resultados de la aplicación de la estrategia AIEPI, estudiar otros aspectos de la salud infantil que pueden merecer consideración adicional y que deben por lo tanto hacer parte de dicha estrategia. Esta página brinda un resumen del libro y acceso al texto completo en archivos de PDF.(30/Apr/2001)
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Multimedia

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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en español     HTML(6.34k)  

Diabetes y Sobrepeso en el Contexto de AIEPI
Esta presentación de 31 diapositivos sobre la diabetes y el sobrepeso entre niños y adolescentes se presentó en el Coloquio Internacional 2005 sobre nutrición y diabetes en el Hospital Infantil de Tejas en Houston.(23/Apr/2005)
en español     PPT  

Cuando tenga que tomar antibióticos ... sea inteligente!
Ideal para campañas de educación pública, este afiche en colores, en forma imprimible, se presta para informar a la gente sobre cómo tomar los antibióticos de manera apropiada, en lenguage común y fácil de entender.(1/Jan/2001)
en español     PDF(129.29k)  


Other Resources

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
We Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. The program is a collaboration of four Institutes of the National Institutes of Health of the United States (NIH): the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).(8/Jun/2005)
In English       We can!  

TB/HIV: A Clinical Manual
Recognition of the impact of HIV on the clinical management of TB prompted WHO to publish the first edition of this manual in 1996. In response to popular demand, the manual was adapted for different regions and translated into many languages.The total number of copies distributed has run to well over 100,000. Recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of the first edition and developments in the TB/HIV field have now prompted a second edition, with special focus on treating children.(31/Jul/2004)
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Child Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on child health. The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a customized sidebar with links to network and related information and key items.(30/Apr/2004)
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Periodical Publications

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)
In English       WHO/WER  
en Français    OMS/REH  

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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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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Technical Documents

WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy
This resolution from the 60th World Health Assembly in 2007 sets forth the WHO mandate to analyze the data and act in ensuring and integrating gender equality into all health-related areas and all levels of health-care delivery and services for women and girls of all ages.(23/May/2007)
In English       WHA60.25  
en español     WHA60.25  
en Français    WHA60.25  

Report of the Regional Consultation on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on Congenital Chagas Disease (CLAP, Montevideo, 17-18 May 2007)
In epidemiological importance, congenital Chagas disease constitutes the third mode of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission to humans. This consultation lays the foundations for information, education, and communication on which to raise consciousness among individuals, families, communities, society at large, professionals, and policy-makers, in order to act in a timely and sustainable way to diagnose and treat newborns infected by T. cruzi. This 12-page report gives an update, 20 recommendations, the list of participants, agenda, and brief bibliography.(18/May/2007)
In English       WORDL(205.31k)   PDF(174.93k)  
en español     WORDL(198.66k)   PDF(178.86k)  
en Français    WORDL(238.08k)   PDF(178.04k)  

Campylobacter (WHO Fact Sheet No. 255)
This official WHO fact sheet provides basic information on Campylobacter, bacteria that are a major cause of diarrhoeal illness in humans and are generally regarded as the most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. In developed and developing countries, they cause more cases of diarrhoea than, for example, foodborne Salmonella bacteria. In developing countries, Campylobacter infections in children under the age of two years are especially frequent, sometimes resulting in death. In almost all developed countries, the incidence of human campylobacter infections has been steadily increasing for several years. The reasons for this are unknown.(23/Oct/2006)
In English       WHO  
en Français    OMS