Emerging/Reemerging Diseases

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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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Interim Policy on Collaborative TB/HIV Activities
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic presents a massive challenge to the control of tuberculosis (TB) at all levels. Tuberculosis is also one of the most common causes of morbidity and one of the leading causes of mortality in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs). This document will assist policy-makers to understand what should be done to decrease the joint burden of tuberculosis and HIV. This page offers a summary and access to the full text on the WHO site and other useful links.(15/Dec/2004)
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Cost of Hospital Infection in Nine Countries of Latin America
This page provides a two-page summary (and access to the full 184-page e-book in Spanish) of the newly published book containing twelve articles from nine countries on the phenomenon of nosocomial (hospital) infections, a problem threatening the public health of the Region. The annex includes the protocol used to determine the cost of hospital-acquired infections for the country's health-care system.(21/Nov/2003)
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Malaria Rapid Diagnosis—Making It Work: Informal Consultation on Field Trials and Quality Assurance on Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Early, rapid diagnosis of malaria is gaining increasing importance in health programmes in endemic countries in response to increasing drug costs and recognition of the importance of early, correct treatment to the reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality. This WHO consultation reviews progress in the development of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) quality assurance (QA) and aimed to define an appropriate path for further QA development and clarify priorities for further research necessary to guide the large-scale use of RDTs.(23/Jan/2003)
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Investigaciones Operativas sobre Atención Integrada a las Enfermedades Prevalentes de la Infancia (AIEPI)
Este volumen de investigaciones operativas prioritarias sobre la estrategia AIEPI incluye un conjunto de protocolos diseñados para su aplicación en los niveles locales que permiten, a la vez que evaluar resultados de la aplicación de la estrategia AIEPI, estudiar otros aspectos de la salud infantil que pueden merecer consideración adicional y que deben por lo tanto hacer parte de dicha estrategia. Esta página brinda un resumen del libro y acceso al texto completo en archivos de PDF.(30/Apr/2001)
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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)
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Hantavirus in the Americas: Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Control
This publication presents an extensive view of what came to be known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), its clinical manifestations, methods of preventing infection, and measures taken by governments in the Region to monitor hanta-viruses and educate health professionals and the general public about the disease. This comprehensive manual begins by describing the different hanta-viruses known in the Americas and their reservoirs, rodent ecology and zoology, and the epidemiology of human disease in the Region. this page provides access to the e-book in downloadable PDF files, with a link to the PAHO bookstore.(30/Mar/1999)
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Respiratory Infections in Children
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) represent one of the main health problems among children under five years of age. In the Region of the Americas, ARIs stand among the five main causes of death among children under five and are the main cause of sickness and doctor visits. This page offers a summary and access to the e-book containing 22 scholarly articles on this topic, in separate PDF files.(31/Jan/1999)
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Investigaciones operativas sobre el control de las infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA) en Brasil
Las investigaciones operativas están orientadas a la obtención de datos prácticos y a la toma de decisiones relativas a la aplicación de las intervenciones y a las actividades de control. Este libro consiste de 22 estudios etnográficos focalizados (EEF) como instrumentos destinados a preparar los elementos de los componentes de comunicación, educación y capacitación eficaces para concretizar las actividades de control de las IRA. La página brinda acceso a un resumen y al libro completo dividido en capítulos, en PDF.(31/Jan/1999)
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