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World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2008
This page offers fact sheets; special press coverage and a video; the banner, logo, and poster in various languages; campaign materials, events and photos of worldwide celebrations, etc.--besides a link to the international WDD website and key materials for local campaigns and a press kit. This annual event is to increase awareness on the global diabetes epidemic.(14/Nov/2008)
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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)
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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)
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World Heart Day: Team Up for a Healthy Heart
In the next 10 years, 20.7 million people will die of cardiovascular disease in the Americas if the level of intervention stays the same. Yet at least 80% of all heart disease is preventable. This page offers for downloading the official bilingual Spanish-English PAHO/WHO poster for World Heart Day 2007, with the theme Team Up for a Healthy Heart!(3/Dec/2007)
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World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2007--Unite for Diabetes
Last year, the United Nations approved a resolution recognizing World Diabetes Day as an official UN celebration. This page offers information on this year's theme (focused on children) and a great number of resource materials available for use in public celebrations: logo, posters, videos, booklets, articles, and a link to the main WDD website.(14/Nov/2007)
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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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Hope for Diabetes Prevention: US Government Urges Pre-Diabetes Testing for Overweight Americans
The US government is urging its citizens to get tested for pre-diabetes, a treatable condition. Changes in diet and physical activity can prevent type 2 diabetes from ever occurring. This document offers more information on how to possibly avoid diabetes.(29/Mar/2002)
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