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Passionate for Primary Health Care (PHC)
May 15, 2009.- Interview with Dr. Roses in Safe Observer International Observatory. "I believe we need to have in place well-functioning health systems that are: Able to protect the population under any circumstances; Resistant and resilient in the face of crises; Capable of reacting rapidly and developing urgent strategies; Skilled at rebuilding themselves as necessary to respond to current and future challenges arising from demographic and epidemiological changes."
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Safe Observer - Original Publication
Health Systems Based on Primary Health Care for Social Protection. [PAHO Website](1/Jun/2009)
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Addressing Poverty in TB Control: Options for National TB Control Programs
WHO's commitment to the promotion of equity and pro-poor policies in its disease prevention and control activities is based on the recognition of poverty as a major barrier to health and health care. In the case of TB, the links between poverty and disease burden have been documented for many years. This document addresses the integration of pro-poor measures in TB control programmes and offers guidance for national TB control programmes on the practical issues involved and options for action. This page offers access to the summary and the full text.(10/Jun/2005)
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Planning and Implementing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: A Manual for Managers
This manual is ideal for health professionals who are developing a new cervical cancer prevention program or who are strengthening an existing program. The manual provides information on how to organize and deliver a program, recognizing that various service delivery options are needed for different geographic and cultural settings and a range of resource levels. This page offers a summary and access to the full text and ACCP partner sites.(16/Dec/2004)
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Emergency Medical Services Systems Development. Lessons Learned from the United States of America for Developing Countries
This text provides guidance to health care and public safety policy makers considering the development of a formal complex Emergency Medical Services System. The book is predicated on the experience and history of models commonly found in the United States and in many European countries, and analyzes and profiles common aspects of the core elements of those systems. It is anticipated that policy makers in: health and public safety ministries, national emergency commissions, nongovernmental organizations, and other bodies charged with the responsibility of establishing, overseeing, or providing EMS care can use this document as a frame of reference when designing their system's model.(12/Nov/2003)
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Public Health Surveillance in the Americas: National Epidemiological Surveillance and Statistical Information Systems
A portal with links to National Epidemiological Survillance Information Systems and Statistical Information Systems in the Region of the Americas.(29/Jan/2003)
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Other Resources

Guidelines for Implementing Collaborative TB and HIV Programme Activities
The main aim of the guidelines is to enable the central units of national TB and HIV/AIDS programmes to support districts to plan, coordinate and implement collaborative TB/HIV activities. The guidelines are intended for countries with either an overlapping TB and HIV epidemic or where there is an increasing HIV rate which may fuel the TB epidemic. This page offers a summary of the guide and access to the full text on the WHO website.(31/Dec/2003)
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Technical Documents

CD48/9 - Regional Plan of Action for Strengthening of Vital and Health Statistics
CD48/9 - Regional Plan of Action for Strengthening of Vital and Health Statistics(16/Aug/2008)
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en Français    PDF(86.49k)  
em Português PDF(89.9k)  

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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National Cancer Control Programs: Policies and Managerial Guidelines (2nd ed.)
This monograph provides guidance for policy-makers and others on the establishment of national cancer control programmes. It outlines the scientific basis of feasible approaches to the control of cancer, and considers possibilities for prevention, early detection, cure and care. It discusses the appropriateness of particular technologies, and describes how to manage national programmes tailored to different resource settings. (PAHO has translated this book into Spanish, available on its Spanish-language site.)(10/Dec/2004)
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