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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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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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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)
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Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP)
Cervical cancer kills more than 230,000 women each year worldwide and disproportionately affects the poorest, most vulnerable women. In 1999, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PAHO--along with four other international agencies--launched a major new effort to prevent cervical cancer worldwide. This group of organizations, the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention, is working to clarify, promote, and implement strategies for preventing cervical cancer in developing countries.(29/Aug/2007)
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Cervical Cancer
This index page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on cervical cancer, 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 sidebar with links, frequently requested items, upcoming events and/or new books.(16/Aug/2006)
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Nutrition
This panoramic page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of nutrition, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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Obesity
This page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of obesity, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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Appraising the WHO Analgesic Ladder on Its 20th Anniversary
This issue of Cancer Pain Release focuses on appraising the WHO Analgesic Ladder, with an interview with Dr. Kathleen Foley, former chair of the WHO Expert Committee on Cancer Pain Relief and Active Supportive Care that drafted the guidelines. Praised for its simplicity and clarity, criticized for its omissions, the WHO ladder remains an icon for analgesic drug therapy. This issue highlights research supporting and refuting the WHO Analgesic Ladder with online links to WHO sources.(12/Jun/2006)
In English       Cancer Pain Release  
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Investing in Global Health: 'Best Buys' and Priorities for Action in Developing Countries
These three new volumes from the World Bank Disease Control Priorities Project--Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd ed.), Priorities in Health, and Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors--are part of an ongoing initiative to provide technical resources to improve the health systems, and ultimately the health of people, in developing countries.(3/Apr/2006)
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Cancer: Links to WHO, UN, Governmental and Nongovernmental Sites
This list of links contains many of the main websites for organizations and agencies dealing with cancer research and other topics related to cancer prevention and control: World Health Organization, United Nations, public and private non-profit (NGOs / civil society).(31/Jan/2006)
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Cancer
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on cancer, 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.(14/Jan/2004)
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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers, Noncommunicable and Chronic Diseases
This document offers a list of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Region of the Americas that work in the area of noncommunicable and chronic diseases. When possible, links are provided to their websites.(18/Aug/2001)
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CARMEN Project Examples
The CARMEN Initiative was implemented in the province of Nova Scotia as a demonstration area. This document summarizes several examples of the activities organized and carried out by 'Heart Health Nova Scotia' at the community level.(20/Aug/1999)
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