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4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption (Santiago, Chile, 28-30 August 2008)
The objectives of this event are to: (1) Promote vegetable and fruit (V&F) consumption in Latin America; (2) Allow for exchange of experiences and lessons learned from programs to promote V&F consumption in the countries of the Region; (3) Disseminate the latest research findings related to nutrition and cancer; (4) Discuss new marketing strategies for V&F consumption. The site below (in Spanish) provides official contact and the main conference and registration site at 5-a-day Chile (5 al día Chile).(30/May/2008)
In English       5 al día Chile  
en español     PDF(1306.22k)   5 al día Chile  

CARMEN School International Course: Social Marketing and Preventing Child Obesity (Santiago, Chile, 26–27 August 2008)
The objectives of this course are to Identify the principles that characterize social marketing and planning programs using the marketing mix (the "4 Ps": Product, Price, Place/ distribution, and Promotion); understand the importance of formative research and the segmentation of audiences when designing social marketing programs; recognize the importance of establishing realistic objectives for the different target audiences; distinguish among the stages of design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a social marketing campaign; and analyze the possibility of designing and implementing a social marketing strategy to prevent child obesity in Chile. This course will accompany the 4th Pan American Congress to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. (30/May/2008)
In English       HTML(8.04k)   PDF(165.17k)  
en español     HTML(8.05k)   PDF(141.33k)  

An Achievable Dream: Eliminating Some Diseases from the Americas
In this speech, PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses outlines a set of communicable diseases--vector-borne, zoonotic, viral, bacterial and parasitic--that can be eliminated or significantly reduced by 2015 at the regional, subregional, or national level. (20/Feb/2008)
In English       PAHO Director  
en español     Directora de la OPS  


Youth: Choices and Change
Presents the first-ever systematic collection and reporting of the application of behavioral change theories and models specifically to adolescents. Breaks new ground in explaining why some health promotion interventions aimed at positive adolescent behavior change produce the desired results, while others fai. (Scientific Publication, 2005© PAHO, 2005)(30/May/2008)
In English       HTML(7.51k)   Online Bookstore  
en español     HTML(8.65k)   Librería en línea  

The Value of Health: A History of the Pan American Health Organization
Marcos Cueto, a widely published medical historian, presents an appealing and well-documented narrative that describes the origins of public health and the creation of PAHO and culminates with the Organization’s response to globalization and its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.(27/Mar/2006)
In English       HTML(4.13k)  
en español     Librería en línea  

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)
en español     PDF(1229.94k)  


Health Promoting Schools, Questionnaire for Networks
Questionnaire for Networks on Health Promoting Schools.(5/Feb/2002)
In English       WORDL(227.84k)   PDF(26.76k)  
en español     WORDL(227.84k)   PDF(26.76k)  

Health Promoting Schools, Questionnaire for Schools
Questionnaire for Schools to Register National Health Promoting Schools Network.(5/Feb/2002)
In English       WORDL(227.84k)   PDF(28.48k)  
en español     WORDL(227.84k)   PDF(28.48k)  


Monica and Her Gang: Caring for Your Pet
This four-part video disguises a public service announcement under the guise of a video designed for children, done in collaboration with the PAHO Veterinary Public Health Unit. It focuses on rabies prevention. The four parts are Prevent Dog Attacks, A Happy Puppy, I Want a Puppy, and Vaccinate Your Pets,(1/Aug/2007)
In English       Monica and Her Gang  
en español     Mónica y sus amigos  
em Português A turma de Mônica  

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)
In English       HTML(5.76k)  
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  

Other Resources

Healthy Eating and Active Living
This page provides an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web falling under the topic of Healthy Eating and Active Living, encompassing such topics as nutrition (for persons over two years of age), healthy eating habits, diet and physical activity, obesity, exercise, active lifestyles, etc.(30/Jul/2008)
In English       HTML(17.79k)  
en español     HTML(19.02k)  

Mass Deworming: A Best-Buy for Education and Health
Ask children around the world why they are not in school and very few of them will mention worms--soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and schistosomes. Until recently, few education experts would have mentioned worms as a key barrier to schooling either; but 400,000,000 school-age children are chronically infected with intestinal parasites, suffering from listlessness, diarrhea, abdominal pain and anemia. These are so widespread that some societies do not recognize infection as a medical problem. Symptoms of worms, such as blood in the stool, are considered a natural part of growing up. Hence, this policy brief from the MIT Poverty Action Lab, to improve the health of children in impoverished and neglected environments.(31/Dec/2007)
In English       MIT Policy Briefcase No. 4  

Feature: Toward the Eradiction of Chagas Disease
The PAHO partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), working together with the Ministries of Health in Central America, is a successful example of the tremendous progress that joint efforts can make in disease eradication. This article from JICA Magazine, JICA's English-language publication, describes the impact of the Initiative of the Central American Countries to Fight Chagas Disease (IPCA) on tackling this dread disease, one mostly affecting the poor, with a view to its elimination.(11/Sep/2006)
In English       JICA Magazine  
en español     JICA Magazine  

Periodical Publications

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2009
In this issue: Partners’ Forum; Suriname: Activities to Fight CNCDs; First Lady of Honduras Speaks out against Obesity; International Cancer Control Congress; More on Salt; PAHEF Grants; News Roundup. Note: Due to problems in generating the News Roundup links in PDF files, we are switching to MS Word for this and future issues.) (31/Mar/2009)
In English       WORDL   
en español     WORDL   

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2009
In this issue: Cancer: Highlights for 2008, Priorities for 2009; Experts Say Lowering Salt Consumption Should be a Top Public Health Priority; Healthy Caribbean: Bridgetown Declaration; Translation of WHO STEPS Stroke Surveillance Manual; New WHO Website on Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children; PAHEF Project Provides Evidence That Alcohol Control Reduces Violence against Women; Global School Health Survey; News Roundup. (31/Jan/2009)
In English       PDF(1487.5k)  
en español     PDF(1449.02k)  

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2008
This month's issue covers: The Year Five Men in My Life Died from Chronic Disease; PAHO Directing Council Adopts Regional Plan to Fight Cervical Cancer; CNCD Surveillance in MERCOSUR Countries; Barbados Civil Society Conference on CNCDs; PAHEF Supports Healthy Aging; PAHO & PAHEF Present Inter-American Health Leadership Award to Dr. Cesar Victora of Brazil; Director’s Newsletter Addresses Health Inequities.(31/Oct/2008)
In English       PDF(689.56k)  
en español     PDF(698.06k)  

Technical Documents

Color the chinches! Salvadorean Primary School Project to Educate Children on How to Prevent Chagas Disease
Illustrated on this page is a simple tool used by elementary schools in El Salvador to teach children how to identify chinches picudas, or the specific triatomine insect Triatoma dimidiata that is the main vector transmitting the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and hence, Chagas disease. Below is the sheet given to the pupils to color and a photo of the children engaged in the activity. This material was developed by the PAHO/JICA collaborative project with the Ministry of Health of El Salvador.(9/Oct/2008)
In English       HTML(2.91k)  
en español     HTML(2.97k)  

IPCA: Initiative of the Countries of Central America for Control of Vector-Borne and Transfusional Transmission and Medical Care for Chagas Disease
This information sheet describes the activities of the subregional initiative to fight Chagas Disease in Central America, where PAHO and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) collaborate with the country health authorities. It contains links to proceedings from meetings, project facts, maps, IEC materials, photos, etc.(7/Oct/2008)
In English       HTML(14.71k)  
en español     HTML(15.13k)  

CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health
CD48.R5 - Regional Strategy for Improving Adolescent and Youth Health(1/Oct/2008)
In English       CD48.R5  
en español     CD48.R5  
en Français    CD48.R5  
em Português CD48.R5