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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  

UICC World Cancer Congress 2006: Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action (Washington, DC, 8-12 July 2006)
The objectives of this global conference of the Internation Union against Cancer include promoting state-of-the-art application strategies for implementation; continuing the transition from basic science research toward application research, and from state of the science to state of the practice (with economic implications), bringing together world leaders from the public and non-profit sectors to develop a global strategy; stimulating capacity-building and providing application strategies for a variety of settings.(31/Jan/2006)
In English       UICC-2006  

IIIrd PAHO-DOTA Workshop: Institutional Response to Diabetes and Its Complications (IRDC) (Nassau, Bahamas, 22-24 November 2004)
Within the framework of the IRDC project, the objectives of this workshop are (a) review clinical evidence-based diabetes guidelines and suggest a plan for the development of similar activities at the national level in participating countries; (b) review strategies to improve quality of care for people with diabetes; and (c) produce plans for projects on diabetes education and quality-of-care improvement. This page offers a meeting summary and the final report in pdf as well as other documents and links.(30/Jun/2005)
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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  

Cancer Online Publications List, 2000-2004 (PAHO/WHO, ACCP, PATH)
This comprehensive list primarily details the output of the PAHO Cervical Cancer Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 1999 to 2004, as well as PAHO's involvement in the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Protection (ACCP), an international partnership formed by PAHO, EngenderHealth, IARC, PATH, and JPIEGO. Many of the publications are available online in three languages (English, Spanish, and French).(13/Jan/2005)
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en español     HTML(32.76k)  
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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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Briefing to US Congress on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
Representatives from the Pan American Health Organization briefed members of the US Congress on the topic of cervical cancer prevention on Tuesday, 19 June 2007. This presentation can be viewed by clicking the link below. (19/Jun/2007)
In English       Video  

Photo Gallery: Veracruz Initiative for Diabetes Awareness (VIDA Project)
The VIDA Project is a joint intervention of the Secretary of Health of Mexico and the Diabetes Declaration of the Americas (DOTA), through PAHO/WHO, consisting of a one-year intervention involving in-service training of primary-care personnel on diabetes management, as well as the implementation of a structured diabetes education program and a variety of innovative initiatives created by the local teams. The photos illustrate the project's grassroots activities.(21/Jul/2004)
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Prevalence of Diabetes among Older Adults in Seven Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): The Health Wellbeing and Ageing (SABE) Project
This full-size color poster describes the diabetes component of the interprogrammatic multicenter study on Health, Wellbeing and Ageing (SABE Project, from the acronym in Spanish Salud Bienestar y Envejecimiento), carried out in seven major cities in seven countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay. It contains a summary of the project and its main findings, including graphs with quantitative data.(18/Jun/2004)
In English       PowerPoint  
en español     PowerPoint  
em Português PowerPoint  

Other Resources

Meetings and Events of the CARMEN Network: List and Access
The CARMEN Network, coordinated by PAHO, focuses on the integrated prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) and their risk factors. From 2005 on, the documentation from all meetings of the CARMEN Network will be disseminated via this page.(9/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Home Page
This page provides an overview of PAHO’s strategy for chronic disease prevention and control, detailing in separate sections each of the strategy lines of action: policy and advocacy, surveillance, health promotion and disease prevention, and chronic disease management. It also presents information on PAHO’s partnerships, communication vehicles, materials, topic indexes, etc.(9/Jun/2009)
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CARMEN: A Network for Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease in the Americas
The CARMEN Pan American Network was developed because there was an increasing awareness among PAHO member countries that chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) account for nearly two-thirds of the total number of deaths in the Americas, and that, to a large extent, these diseases are dependent on risk factors and lifestyles that are amenable to modification. This page tells about the CARMEN network and how it contributes to NCD prevention and control throughout the Americas, with a multitude of links to its products, partners, and various activities (CARMEN Policy Observatory, CARMEN School, Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative, Central American Diabetes Initiative, etc.).(9/Jun/2009)
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Periodical Publications

Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas
The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to promote the Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health; to share developments on all aspects of the strategy and its four lines of action as well as news on program implementation. (17/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2009
In this issue, with the spotlight on cancer: HPV Vaccine: Intervention in Adolescents; IARC Study on HPV Testing in Low-Resource Settings; WHO Position Paper on HPV Vaccines Just Released; WHO/PAHO Cryotherapy Guidelines; Call for Abstracts: International Cancer Control Congress; News Roundup. (30/Apr/2009)
In English       WORDL(1258.5k)  
en español     WORDL(1265.15k)  

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   

Technical Documents

Mobilizing for Dietary Salt Reduction Policies and Strategies in the Americas: Expert & Country Consultation (Miami, Florida, 13–14 January 2009)
The purpose of this meeting was to document the policies and initiatives in the Americas Region aimed at reducing dietary salt to prevent and control chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs), feature relevant country and regional experiences, and reach a consensus on initiatives that can advance dietary salt reduction in the Americas and identify next steps for each. This page provides all conference and background documentation, including the conclusions and recommendations, executive summary, agenda, and related links.(16/Jan/2009)
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AMNET Workshop: Health Analysis and Decision-Making, with Special Emphasis on Chronic Noncommunicable Disease (San Salvador, El Salvador, 12–15 November 2008)
This mini-workshop--a joint activity of the CARMEN Policy and the CARMEN School, held at America's Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance (AMNET)--was an introduction to the issue of public policies and decision-making with emphasis on health, within the context of surveillance, prevention, control of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs). This page offers a summary in English and access to conference documentation in Spanish (plus a link to an earlier such course with documentation in English). (15/Nov/2008)
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Healthy Caribbean 2008: Chronic Disease Prevention Civil Society Conference (Barbados, 16–18 October 2008)
The objective of this meeting was to plan the response of civil society to the chronic disease epidemic in the Caribbean, in light of the Declaration of Port-of-Spain that resulted from the CARICOM Summit held in September 2007. The plan for civil society is a deliverable that falls under a PAHO/IAHF letter of agreement. This meeting was complementary to the one on the Caribbean Private-Sector Response to CNCDs held in Trinidad in June 2008.(16/Oct/2008)
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