Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

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Decentralization and Management of Communicable Disease Control in Latin America
Over the past twenty years, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reformed their health systems. One of the strategies used in some of them was the decentralization of the activities and health programs towards the local level (states and municipalities). This collection of papers offers analytical models that make it possible to classify sectoral decentralization in Latin America in relation to both the territorial and political entities in the countries, socioeconomic and demographic status, and the nature of its health systems.(9/Jan/2007)
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Programa de pequeños subsidios en enfermedades tropicales: Informes finales 1995-2004
El Programa especial de investigación y capacitación en enfermedades tropicales, coordinada por la OMS, brinda pequeñas subvenciones para proyectos de investigación en enfermedades tropicales, las cuales están coordinadas por el Programa de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Transmisibles de la OPS. Este libro contiene 32 informes finales de los proyectos financiados, dividido en secciones sobre malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, lepra, filariasis, enfermedad de Chagas y tuberculosis.(31/Dec/2006)
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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)
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Chagas Control in the Southern Cone Countries: History of an International Initiative, 1991/2001 (Abstracts in English, overview plus six country profiles)
This page contains abstracts of the seven papers contained in the original Portuguese-Spanish e-book on the history of INCOSUR/Chagas in the Southern Cone subregion. The papers provide basic data on prevention and control efforts made (both in the areas of vector blood-transfusion transmission) throughout the subregion as a whole as well as in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay (the six member states making up INCOSUR). A link is also provided to the original e-book via its Spanish and Portuguese access pages.(31/Dec/2002)
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