Violence Prevention

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Sustainable Development and Environmental Health - Evaluation and Risk Management
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health (SDE) - Evaluation and Risk Management, Healthy Environment, Workers' Health, Violence Prevention and Road Safety, Tobacco and Consumers' Health(12/Aug/2005)
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Modelo de Leyes y Políticas sobre Violencia Intrafamiliar contra las Mujeres
La OPS en colaboración otras agencias organizó una reunión de expertas para establecer los componentes clave de leyes y políticas sobre violencia de género, la cual generó propuesta de referencia para diseñar, implementar, dar seguimiento y evaluar las leyes y políticas públicas sobre violencia intrafamiliar contra las mujeres. Esta página web esta dedicada a este proyecto.(11/Feb/2005)
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World Report on Violence and Health
Violence is a major public health problem worldwide, causing millions of deaths each year and permanent disabilities among survivors. Among people ages 15-44, it accounts for 14% of all male and 7% of all female deaths worldwide. This Report examines a broad spectrum of violence including child abuse and neglect by caregivers, youth violence, violence by intimate partners, sexual violence, elder abuse, suicide, and collective violence. Its objectives are to describe the magnitude and impact of violence and key risk factors; summarize the types of intervention and policy responses and their effectiveness; and make recommendations local, national, and international action. Its goals are to raise awareness about the problem of violence and make the case that violence is preventable, highlighting the crucial role public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences.(3/Oct/2002)
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Injuries: Intentional (Violence)
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on intentional injuries (violence), 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 side bar with links to frequently requested items and announcements of upcoming events and/or new books.(27/May/2002)
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Reducing Violence in Selected Central American Countries: A Technical-Cooperation Initiative--Executive Summary
The PAHO Program on Non-Communicable Diseases is proposing a group of three collaborative projects directed at reducing violence in selected countries of Central America. These projects are aimed at applying interventions that confront problems identified both by experts and the communities, such as (1)the fragmentary and incomplete attention that hospitals offer to victims of violence; (2) the appearance of juvenile gang violence and the anxiety that such gangs engender; and (3) the lack of social support networks to boys and girls who suffer abuse.(11/Jan/2002)
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Violence & Injury Prevention at PAHO
This document gives full information on the activities and output of the Violence and Injury Prevention Unit, part of the PAHO Risk Assessment Unit within the Sustainable Development and Environmental Health Area. It also gives useful information on other PAHO activities and documentation on this theme as well as links to other sites focusing on the same.(9/Jan/2002)
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Injuries: Unintentional (Accidents)
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on unintencional injuries/accidents, 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 side bar with links to related pages, frequently requested items, upcoming events and/or new books.(9/Jan/2002)
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