Emerging/Reemerging Diseases

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9th International Course on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (Havana,
Each year PAHO is involved, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Cuba and the IPK (and this year with TDR), in the organization and promotion of the international course on dengue. The main goal of the course is to provide a forum for discussion through theoretical and practical sessions in which the participants will have the opportunity of attending lectures by prestigious international institutions specialized in the field of Virology, Epidemiology, Vector Control, Immunology, Sociology and Medical Care with particular experience on Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. In addition, participants will review the most relevant and up-to-date facts on this disease. The multidisciplinary approach of this course makes it the most complete training program on Dengue offered worldwide.(25/Jan/2005)
In English       IPK  
en español     IPK  

Regional Meeting on Tuberculosis (Mexico City, 6–10 September 2004)
This week-long meeting, supported by PAHO's Country Office in Mexico City and from USAID, contains three different sessions on TB laboratory networks, National TB Programs (NTPs), and collaborative programs to provide comprehensive care for people living with TB/HIV co-infection. This page connects the user to each of the meetings.(12/Aug/2004)
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Interagency Commission to Stop TB: Vth Meeting for the Americas (Stop TB) (Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 3–5 May 2004)
This fifth meeting will follow up on efforts to date to apply the global WHO DOTS/TAES strategy to stop TB in the Region, as well as projects from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).(29/Apr/2004)
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Words from Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO, on World TB Day 2004
This brief speech (that can be heard on the video produced for the occasion) summarizes the situation that the Region faces in its fight against tuberculosis.(23/Mar/2004)
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Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 14-15 August 2003)
This page offers the agenda, a summary, and access to a WHO presentation used at the meeting and various WHO references and sites. Participating in this Workshop were representatives from various Central American and Caribbean countries, with other countries of the Region invited to present and share their experiences. The Spanish version includes is the document containing the comprehensive-care guidelines for people living with TB-HIV and all 12 Powerpoint presentations. (PAHO presentations to be translated into English by end of September 2003.(15/Sep/2003)
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International Workshop on Tuberculosis Control in Prisons (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 11-13 August 2003)
The PAHO Regional Program on Tuberculosis, in collaboration the the Gorgas TB Initiative (University of Alabama at Birmingham), is holding a workshop on tuberculosis control in prisons/penitentiaries targeted at prison wardens and heads of national TB programs in Central American and Caribbean countries. Other countries of the Region participated to share their experiences. This page offers a summary and access to ten PowerPoint presentations and other resources.(13/Aug/2003)
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Regional Meeting of National Tuberculosis Control Program Heads (Havana, Cuba, 11-13 September 2002)
The objectives of this biannual meeting were to review of progress made in compliance with the recommendations of the Mexico meeting in September 2000; review the status of DOTS/TAES in the Region and the fulfillment of plans to expand the strategy in those countries that do not have total coverage (WHO Goals); analyze relative aspects to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM); consolidate strategic partnerships with members for the plans to control TB; and discuss the Regional Strategic Plan for 2003-2004. This page contains an executive summary with access to the final report in Spanish, which contains a comprehensive series of tables and graphs.(13/Sep/2002)
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