Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

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Integrated Vector Management (IVM)
Vector control is well suited for integrated approaches because some vectors are responsible for multiple diseases, and some interventions are effective against several vectors. The concept of IVM was developed as a result of lessons learned from integrated pest management, which is used in the agricultural sector; IVM aims to optimize and rationalize the use of resources and tools for vector control. This resource page links to WHO materials on IVM and to PAHO materials on vector-borne diseases (VBDs).(4/Sep/2008)
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PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)
This page offers the user basic information and a variety of resources in the area of research in infectious diseases: mandates, program description, PAHO guides for researchers submitting proposals and reports, links to its WHO counterpart and to the PAHO Research Grants Program as well as to donor institutions and related sites, international awards, announcements of conferences and publications, upcoming events, etc.(27/Aug/2008)
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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science
This free online journal offers articles covering the broad spectrum of neglected diseases, including geohelminths, river blindness, snail fever, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, filariasis, and other diseases of the poor that are often neglected by health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and the press.(28/May/2008)
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Chagas Disease: An Impediment in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America (Biomed Central / BMC International Health and Human Rights, Vol. 7)
This article outlines the need for multidimensional approaches that address specific geographically determined epidemiological profiles, especially for diseases of poverty that attack the most vulnerable populations. Stopping the cycle of suffering and impoverishment associated with Trypanosoma cruzi will play a role in human empowerment and development as well, which is the basic aim of the MDGs. Click here for the abstract.(7/Sep/2007)
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Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (New England Journal of Medicine, 357: 10, September 6, 2007)
The neglected tropical diseases are a group of 13 major disabling conditions that are among the most common chronic infections in the world's poorest people. A blueprint for the control or elimination of the seven most prevalent neglected tropical diseases has been established by a group of private, public, and international organizations working together with pharmaceutical partners and national ministries of health. Through the newly established Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, with updated guidelines for drug administration issued by WHO, partnerships are coordinating their activities in order to launch a more integrated assault on these conditions.(6/Sep/2007)
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Feature: Toward the Eradiction of Chagas Disease
The PAHO partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), working together with the Ministries of Health in Central America, is a successful example of the tremendous progress that joint efforts can make in disease eradication. This article from JICA Magazine, JICA's English-language publication, describes the impact of the Initiative of the Central American Countries to Fight Chagas Disease (IPCA) on tackling this dread disease, one mostly affecting the poor, with a view to its elimination.(11/Sep/2006)
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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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Travelers' Health
This information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC, a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center), helps orient travelers on anything they should know and precautions they should take when travelling to a given country.(23/Mar/2006)
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ALCUEH: Health Collaboration Program among Latin American, the Caribbean and European countries
ALCUEH is a project that convokes expert professionals, researchers, decision-makers and representatives of agencies, interested in making alliances, in order to analyze relevant problems related to health, to identify possible strategies and solutions which can help improve health conditions in industrialized or developing countries.(13/Mar/2006)
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Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information
This page contains a list of neglected (primarily tropical) diseases of importance in Latin America and the Caribbean, with links to sites or autosearches with information on them. PAHO is developing a multi-disease approach to the prevention, control, or elimination of the diseases in this area.(1/Feb/2006)
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CIDA: Canadian International Development Agency
CIDA is one of PAHO's main partners, among others in the fight against Chagas disease in Central America. Its mission? Helping people to help themselves. With assistance from countries like Canada, the developing countries of the world have made real progress over the past 40 years.(6/Jun/2005)
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ECLAT: European Community - Latin American Network for Research on the Biology and Control of Triatominae
The general objective of ECLAT is to provide a coordinated network promoting collaborative research on the biology and control of Triatominae, in support of Chagas disease control programmes throughout Latin America. In addition to basic and applied research, the network also acts as a focus for discussion and liaison between research scientists, operational personnel, and industries involved in Chagas disease control. Research is focused on the comparative population genetics and dispersal (gene flow) of primary and secondary vector species, especially in relation to recolonisation of treated communities and the adaptive mechanisms involved in colonising new domestic and peridomestic habitats.(6/Jun/2005)
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JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency
JICA is one of PAHO's main collaborators and is currently involved (among others) in a partership with PAHO and CIDA-Canada to fight Chagas disease in Central America. Its mission is as follows: "We, as a bridge between the people of Japan and developing countries, will advance international cooperation through the sharing of knowledge and experience and will work to build a more peaceful and prosperous world." It advances its activities around the pillars of a field-oriented approach, human security, and enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, and speed. (6/Jun/2005)
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European Community: Chagas Disease Intervention Activities (CDIA/EC)
The EC is one of PAHO's main partners in the fight against Chagas Disease in the Region. The general objective of the CDIA-EC is to provide a concerted action that promotes collaboration in research in support of Chagas disease control programmes in the three regional initiatives: Southern Cone, Andean Pact and Central America. The concerted action will act as a focus for discussion and liaison between research scientists, operational personnel, industries, Ministries of Health and other stakeholders involved in Chagas disease control including health workers in general. In addition, it will play a strong catalytic role in promoting the various regional control initiatives. Therefore, CDIA will serve as a platform for dialog.(3/Jun/2005)
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Useful Links: Chagas Disease / American Trypanosomiasis (WHO and other resources)
This page offers a list of electronically available resources on themes related to Chagas from WHO and other sites. It also includes links to international partners working in that area.(10/Feb/2005)
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Parasitic Diseases
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on parasitic diseases. 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 side bar containing frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(22/Jul/2003)
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WHO, List of Links on Communicable Diseases (by topic)
This list of links gives the user direct access to the main WHO pages on the various communicable diseases or on themes related to them.(9/Jul/2003)
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Lista de Participantes: V Reunión de la Comisión Intergubernamental (CI) de la Iniciativa Andina de Control de la Transmisión Vectorial y Transfusional de Chagas (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 7-9 mayo 2003)
Para promover redes e intercambio, se brinda esta lista de expertos en Chagas y funcionarios en salud de la subregión andina que participaron en la V. Reunión de InicAndina, Iniciativa Andina de Control de Chagas.(8/May/2003)
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Lista de participantes: XII Reunión de la Comisión Intergubernamental del Cono Sur para la Eliminación de Triatoma infestans y la Interrupción de la Transmisión Transfusional de la Tripanosomiasis Americana (INCOSUR/Chagas) (3/2003)
Para promover redes e intercambio, se brinda esta lista de expertos en Chagas y funcionarios en salud del Cono Sur que participaron en la XII Reunión de INCOSUR/CHAGAS.(27/Mar/2003)
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WHO Disease Outbreak News
This link provides access to the latest WHO updates and archives on disease outbreaks throughout the world.(14/Nov/2002)
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WHO Definition of Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
This link goes directly to the full, detailed WHO definition for Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis).(24/Jul/2002)
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Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), 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, frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(24/Jul/2002)
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Lista de participantes: XI Reunión de la Comisión Intergubernamental para la Eliminación de Triatoma infestans y la Interrupción de la Tripanosomiasis Americana por Transfusión (Asunción, Paraguay, 18-20 marzo 2002)
Este directorio de expertos en la enfermedad de Chagas de los países del Cono Sur y de funcionarios involucrados en los programas nacionales de esa subregión se incluye para propósitos de redes e intercambio.(18/Mar/2002)
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Lista de Participantes: Grupo de Trabajo OPS para Consulta en Planificación, Operativa, Estrategia y Evaluación de Etapas Avanzadas del Control Antivectorial en Enfermedad de Chagas (Montevideo, Uruguay, 13-14 noviembre 2001)
Este grupo de expertos nacionales en Chagas del Cono Sur y de funcionarios dedicados a programas nacionales para combatir esa enfermedad, se incluye para propósitos de redes e intercambio.(13/Nov/2001)
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