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European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2008)
The first-ever European Antibiotic Awareness Day took place across Europe on 18 November 2008. European Antibiotic Awareness Day will be an annually recurring event that will raise awareness about the risks associated with inappropriate use of antibiotics and how to take antibiotics responsibly. This year's event set focus specifically on the need for everybody to stop any unnecessary use of antibiotics.(9/Nov/2008)
In English       ECDC  

Almost a quarter of all disease caused by environmental exposure
As much as 24% of global disease is caused by environmental exposures which can be averted. Well-targeted interventions can prevent much of this environmental risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) demonstrates in a report issued today. The report further estimates that more than 33% of disease in children under the age of 5 is caused by environmental exposures. WHO report Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease(16/Jun/2006)
In English       WHO  
en español     OMS  
en Français    OMS  


Protocolo para determinar el costo de la infección hospitaria
En respuesta a la amenaza para la salud pública que plantea la creciente resistencia de ciertos agentes infecciosos a los antimicrobianos, el Programa de Enfermedades Transmisibles de la OPS está invirtiendo recursos significativos para ayudar a algunos países a fortalecer la infraestructura epidemiológica y de laboratorios, y los conocimientos especializados para el monitoreo de los agentes patógenos resistentes a los fármacos antimicrobianos.(12/Dec/1999)
en español     HTML(6.74k)   PDF(64.08k)  


Progress made in the Project on Adaptation and Validation of the 5 Key Ways Manual on Food Safety in Elementary Schools in Guatemala
This 20-slide presention reports on the PAHO project currently being carried out by INCAP in Guatemala. The purpose of the Project is to adapt the WHO Bringing Food Safety Home: Using the WHO Five Keys to Safer Food to local-level needs in Guatemala and later in Honduras as well. The target population is teachers, pupils, and heads of household (the educational community).(10/Jul/2006)
In English       PowerPoint  
en español     PowerPoint  

Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings
The CDC's Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance aims to prevent antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings. The campaign centers on four main strategies: prevent infection, diagnose and treat infection, use antimicrobials wisely, and prevent transmission. Within the context of these strategies, multiple 12-step programs are being developed targeting clinicians who treat specialty-specific patient populations including hospitalized adults, dialysis patients, surgical patients, hospitalized children, and long-term care patients. Educational tools and materials are being developed for each patient population. (63 slides with comprehensive notes attached to each)(1/Apr/2004)
In English       CDC  
en español     PowerPoint  

Cuando tenga que tomar antibióticos ... sea inteligente!
Ideal para campañas de educación pública, este afiche en colores, en forma imprimible, se presta para informar a la gente sobre cómo tomar los antibióticos de manera apropiada, en lenguage común y fácil de entender.(1/Jan/2001)
en español     PDF(129.29k)  

Other Resources

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Area of Food Safety
This page provides a detailed listing of all the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Region of the Americas that work in the area of food safety, with website and contact links. It also provides links to the main Collaborating Center Databases at PAHO and WHO as well as to their main Food Safety Pages.(7/Jul/2006)
In English       HTML(7.25k)  
en español     HTML(8.7k)  

Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
This links is to the major online journal, which in turn also offers links to other scholarly articles on the topic.(18/Apr/2006)
In English       Liebert, Inc. Publishers  
en español     Liebert, Inc. Publishers  

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)
In English       DCP Site  

Technical Documents

Sterilization Manual for Health Centers
The purpose of this manual is to inform health workers on the protocols and simple procedures that have been developed to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The guidelines included in this handbook show which steps to follow in cleaning, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and transporting hospital equipment so as to guarantee sterile materials--awareness of which is crucial in providing patients with safe health care. This page provides a summary and access to the full text in Spanish.(31/Dec/2008)
In English       HTML(5.93k)  
en español     HTML(6.1k)   PDF(3124.63k)  

International Health Regulations (IHR)
The International Health Regulations are an international legal instrument that covers measures for preventing the transnational spread of infectious diseases. The newly adopted IHR (2005) has as purpose and scope “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade”. This page provides a detailed description and information on progress of its implementation, plus relevant links.(24/Jun/2008)
In English       HTML(6.76k)  
en español     HTML(17.04k)  

Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO
This page describes the PAHO Technical Area for Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control(HSD), its mission and objectives, what it does in terms of projects and activities. It contains links to the four technical groups and the Pan American Center under its umbrella. Note: Prior to June 2006, the Area was named Disease Prevention and Control.(3/Jun/2008)
In English       HTML(5.65k)  
en español     HTML(6.44k)