Intentional (Violence)

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Announcements

6th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Control (Montréal, 12-15 May 2002: Co-sponsored by WHO)
This document provides summary information on the 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Control, held in Montreal, Canada, 12-15 May 2002. It provides links to the conference website and to the conference bureau where further information can be obtained, as well as to the PAHO unit involved in the event.(17/Jan/2002)
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Books

Lesiones no intencionales. Legislación de América Latina sobre programas preventivos y responsabilidades
Este informe, publicado en formato electrónico solamente, es un análisis de la legislación en materia de lesiones no intencionales. Las lesiones no intencionales obedecen a un conjunto de circunstancias y factores sociales, educativos, ambientales, económicos, culturales, políticos, urbanísticos y jurídicos. El objetivo del presente trabajo es estudiar el elemento jurídico mediante el análisis de la legislación vigente en los diferentes países de América Latina y el Caribe en materia de tránsito, prevención de caídas, quemaduras y ahogamientos, y el sistema atributivo de responsabilidad aplicable.(28/Mar/2004)
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Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds
This book is a collaborative effort of PAHO (GHU), PATH, the CDC and WHO to address violence against women as a global public health and human rights problem. It provides concrete approaches for addressing VAW, not only for those on the front lines attending to the women who live with violence, but also for decision-makers who can incorporate the lessons reviewed in this book in the development of laws and policies.(7/Oct/2003)
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Informe mundial sobre la violencia y la salud
El Informe mundial sobre la violencia y la salud constituye el primer estudio exhaustivo del problema de la violencia a escala mundial; en él se analiza en qué consiste, a quién afecta y qué cabe hacer al respecto. El informe trata de mostrar que el problema de la violencia no es algo tan irremediable como se suele sobrentender en los debates celebrados al respecto. (© OPS, 2003) (11/Mar/2003)
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Multimedia

Global Percentage of Deaths due to Injury (1999)
This MS Powerpoint slide, from the WHO Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIP), contains a pie graph showing the percentages of global deaths due to different types of injuries, both intencional and non-intentional, for 1999.(31/May/2002)
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Risk Factors for Gang Involvement
This slide contains a diagram indicating the different risk factors that lead to teenagers' choice to associate in gangs, their own perceived reasons for doing so, and the obligations implicit for the solidarity they find in gang membership. Based on findings from a Salvadorean gang study, the generalizations it makes can be usefully applied to the rest of the Region.(1/May/2002)
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Other Resources

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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Child Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on child health. The documents are 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 customized sidebar with links to network and related information and key items.(30/Apr/2004)
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Adolescent Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on the health of adolescents and youth. The documents are 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 customized sidebar with links to network and related information and key items.(30/Apr/2004)
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Periodical Publications

Perspectives in Health - March 2008
The eZine of the Pan American Health Organization. This edition features: Chronic Diseases: Everyone's Epidemic - Traffic Safety: No Act of Fate - Jerry Rivera: "Stop the Pain" - PAHO Calls for Action on Alcohol - More...(17/Mar/2008)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2004, No. 95
In this issue, an analysis is made of past failures of international interventions in Haiti. The recent crisis in that country makes is necessary for the international community to make a concerted effort, so that whatever help that reaches the country this time is not wasted.(21/May/2004)
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Technical Documents

Calculation for Age-Standardized Mortality Rate (ASMR) by Gender for Selected Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean (1996-1999, per 100,000 pop., by gender)
These tables provide data for 1996-1999 (though rates are not available for all years in all cases) for the following NCDs: stomach cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrest, stroke, transport accidents, falling, firearms, drowning, respiratory trauma, electrocution, fire/smoke/burns, poisoning, other accidents, suicides, homicides, unknown intention, external causes and diabetes. The tables will be updated regularly and we invite our users to consult the site periodically for such updates. All calculations were done in accordance with International Classification of Disease (ICD), Version 10. Last update: 12 April 2004.(24/Jun/2002)
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Statistics on Homicides, Suicides, Accidents, Injuries. and Attitudes towards Violence
These twelve graphs and tables offer statistic information on homicides, suicides, accidents, different types of injuries, and attitudes towards violence for selected cities and countries of the Region of the Americas, as well as a graph on endemic violence worldwide in terms of deaths by homicide for youth in selected countries, and global percentage of deaths due to injuries.(9/Jan/2002)
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Child Abuse in Latin America and the Caribbean
This presentation focuses on the situation of child abuse in Latin America and the Caribbean, where difficulties in implementing an epidemiological surveillance system result in the current lack of data on child abuse and neglect. The resulting situation is one where a lack of understanding exists, impacting negatively upon the implementation of prevention programs. The purpose of this presentation is to remedy these difficulties and contribute to stopping the problem. The HTML document summarizes the 37-slide Powerpoint presentation and provides a link to it.(10/Nov/2001)
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