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CD48/6 - Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
CD48/6 - Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control(14/Aug/2008)
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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)
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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)
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CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Taking note of the existence of inequities in health and access to health care services that affect more than 45 million indigenous people living in the Americas; and because the United Nations Millennium Declaration cannot be reached unless the specific health needs of excluded populations, such as indigenous peoples, are addressed, this resolution of the 47th PAHO Directing Council in 2006 sets for the mandate to take a multicultural approach to include these groups and work towards greater equity and better health for all.(29/Sep/2006)
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Preparing for the Introduction of HPV Vaccines: Policy and Programme Guidance for Countries
This guidance note is based on a UNFPA/WHO Technical Consultation on HPV Vaccines and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes, held in March 2006 in Montreux, Switzerland. It is intended to alert a broad array of stakeholders--in sexual and reproductive health, immunization, child and adolescent health, and cancer control programmes--to some of the key issues surrounding the upcoming introduction of HPV vaccines against cervical cancer. In particular, it highlights the contributions that national immunization programmes, sexual and reproductive health programmes, and cancer control programmes can make in preparing for national introduction of the vaccines in the context of the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy. PAHO was a collaborator in this endeavor.(28/Aug/2006)
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Gender, Health and Development in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2005
The brochure profiles gender differences in health and development in the 48 states and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on women's reproductive health, access to key health services, and major causes of death. Its objective is to raise awareness of gender inequities in the region and promote the use of sex-disaggregated health statistics in the development of targeted health and development policies and other initiatives. (7/Nov/2005)
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CD46.R16: PAHO Gender Equality Policy
Resolution adopted at the 46th PAHO Directing Council in September 2005, which lays down the PAHO mandate for gender equality in health and development in the Americas, in accordance with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).(30/Sep/2005)
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Update: Situation of Cervical Cancer in the Americas (2002 data)
This page contains a graph and three tables to update data published by PAHO at the end of 2004 in A Situational Analysis of Cervical Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean: Malignant Neoplasms of the Cervix uteri--Estimated Age-Specific Mortality Rates; Malignant Neoplasms of the Cervix uteri, Estimated Incident Cases and Deaths; Malignant Neoplasms of the Cervix uteri--Age-Standardized Incidence and Mortality Rates; and Estimated Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates for Breast and Cervical Cancers.(24/Jan/2005)
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Preventing Cervical Cancer Worldwide
Cervical cancer kills hundreds of thousands of women—-most in developing countries—-every year. A new report from Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP, of which PAHO is a member) reviews the latest prevention and treatment techniques for the disease.(31/Dec/2004)
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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)
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This chapter of the book discusses the case of cancers, which rank among the leading causes of death in every nation, though there are great differences across cultural and environments. Risk and protective factors for digestive system cancers, cancers of the colon and rectum, cancers of the oral cavity, esophagus , larynx, pharynx, cancer of the liver, trachea, bronchus and lung, bladder, skin cancer, uterine cervix cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Pages 201-225. (Building Better Health: A Handbook of Behavioral Change, © PAHO, 2003) (You can purchase this chapter)(13/Oct/2003)
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Physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual violence during pregnancy as a reproductive-risk predictor of low birthweight in Costa Rica
The purpose of this article is to determine the prevalence of physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual violence during pregnancy and the association that that violence has with low birthweight. (Rev Panam Salud Pública, 2003 14(2):75-83)(7/Aug/2003)
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Relación causal entre virus del papiloma humano y cáncer cervicouterino y consecuencias para la prevención
En el presente artículo (Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana 121 [6] 1996) se revisan las pruebas epidemiológicas que vinculan a los virus del papiloma humano (VPH) con el cáncer cervicouterino. Los autores llegan a la conclusión de que más de 90% de todos los cánceres de cuello de útero se pueden atribuir a ciertos tipos de VPH, de los cuales el VPH 16 representa la mayor proporción (alrededor de 50%), seguido de los VPH 18 (12%), 45 (8%) y 31 (5%).(1/Dec/1996)
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