Technical Documents

Technical Documents

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)
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en español     HTML(6.44k)  

CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for providing effective, safe, efficient, accessible, appropriate, and satisfactory care for users, recognizing that policies are needed in the health sector that will impact the health care continuum, foster citizen involvement, and promote a culture of quality and safety in health care institution.(3/Oct/2007)
In English       CSP27.R10  
en español     CSP27.R10  
en Français    CSP27.R10  
em Português CSP27.R10  

Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO Fact Sheet No. 194)
This official WHO fact sheet offers basic information on anticrobial resistance (resistance to antibiotics). The great gains in health achieved by the development of antibiotics are now seriously jeopardized by another recent development: the emergence and spread of microbes that are resistant to cheap and effective first-choice, or "first-line" drugs. The bacterial infections which contribute most to human disease are also those in which emerging and microbial resistance is most evident: diarrhoeal diseases, respira­tory tract infections, meningitis, sexually transmitted infec­tions, and hospital-acquired infections.(23/Oct/2006)
In English       WHO  
en Français    OMS  

Proyecto Regional AIEPI Comunitario: Perfiles de Nueve Proyectos Locales en Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú apoyados por la Cruz Roja Americana
Este documento brinda resúmenes de nueve proyectos locales que forman parte del Proyecto Regional establecido en 2000 entre la OPS/OMS y la Cruz Roja Americana para proveer servicios comunitarios sostenibles de alta calidad a los niños menores de cinco años y sus familias en comunidades vulnerables.(20/Feb/2004)
en español     HTML(30.18k)  

About Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
This page offers a basic description of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), a global program established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as principal strategy for improving child health. It incorporates a strong preventive and health-promotion component, integrating all the available means for preventing illness and health problems during childhood, for early detection and effective treatment, and for promoting habits for healthy living within both the family and the community. The information on this page telle what IMCI is all about and lists its main elements and activities.(20/Feb/2004)
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en español     HTML(14.56k)  

CD44.R6: Primary Health Care in the Americas: Lessons Learned over 25 Years and Future Challenges
This resolution from the 44th PAHO Directing Council in 2003, taking into consideration the Declaration of Alma-Ata and past PAHO resolutions, sets forth the mandate of improving the quality of primary care in the Americas: more equitable access to health services, improved surveillance and information systems in this context, improved training for healthcare workers, a health promotion approach, better policy implementation, local community-based approaches and models, working towards the Millennium Development Goals, etc.(25/Sep/2003)
In English       CD44.R6  
en español     CD44.R6  
en Français    CD44.R6  
em Português CD44.R6  

Tapping the Untapped—Unleashing the Power of Faith-Based Organizations to Scale Up the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean
The purpose of this project is to build capacity of local Catholic-based health care networks to scale up the three components of IMCI strategy, including provision of essential drugs, strengthening country activities for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDs (MTCT), and leveraging the vast network of faith-based organizations in support of primary health-care efforts.(22/Aug/2002)
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Charts on the Morbidity Situation of Children under Five in the Region of the Americas
These three graphs offer data on the main causes of death among children under five, the prevalence of cough or difficulty breathing and diarrhea, and the burden of disease of infectious diseases and malnutrion among this age group.(2/Jan/2002)
In English       PowerPoint  
en español     PowerPoint