Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (General Documents)



World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2008
This page offers fact sheets; special press coverage and a video; the banner, logo, and poster in various languages; campaign materials, events and photos of worldwide celebrations, etc.--besides a link to the international WDD website and key materials for local campaigns and a press kit. This annual event is to increase awareness on the global diabetes epidemic.(14/Nov/2008)
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First Round of Community Cardiovascular Health Promoters Receives Diplomas (INCAP, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 26 June 2008)
With their graduation on 26 June 2008 at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala City, the country now has 29 certified cardiovascular health promoters trained in education, prevention, and timely detection of cardiovascular diseases. PAHO collaborated in this effort through the Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative with the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute of the United States.(26/Jun/2008)
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CARMEN School International Course: Social Marketing and Preventing Child Obesity (Santiago, Chile, 26–27 August 2008)
The objectives of this course are to Identify the principles that characterize social marketing and planning programs using the marketing mix (the "4 Ps": Product, Price, Place/ distribution, and Promotion); understand the importance of formative research and the segmentation of audiences when designing social marketing programs; recognize the importance of establishing realistic objectives for the different target audiences; distinguish among the stages of design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a social marketing campaign; and analyze the possibility of designing and implementing a social marketing strategy to prevent child obesity in Chile. This course will accompany the 4th Pan American Congress to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. (30/May/2008)
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4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption (Santiago, Chile, 28-30 August 2008)
The objectives of this event are to: (1) Promote vegetable and fruit (V&F) consumption in Latin America; (2) Allow for exchange of experiences and lessons learned from programs to promote V&F consumption in the countries of the Region; (3) Disseminate the latest research findings related to nutrition and cancer; (4) Discuss new marketing strategies for V&F consumption. The site below (in Spanish) provides official contact and the main conference and registration site at 5-a-day Chile (5 al día Chile).(30/May/2008)
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Visit to PAHO-NHLBI Project in Mixco, Guatemala
A field visit was made to the project being conducted by PAHO and the US National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States, within the framework of the Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative (PACI), involving local health promotors. The project involves collaboration of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) of Guatemala.(22/Jan/2008)
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World Heart Day: Team Up for a Healthy Heart
In the next 10 years, 20.7 million people will die of cardiovascular disease in the Americas if the level of intervention stays the same. Yet at least 80% of all heart disease is preventable. This page offers for downloading the official bilingual Spanish-English PAHO/WHO poster for World Heart Day 2007, with the theme Team Up for a Healthy Heart!(3/Dec/2007)
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World Diabetes Day: 14 November 2007--Unite for Diabetes
Last year, the United Nations approved a resolution recognizing World Diabetes Day as an official UN celebration. This page offers information on this year's theme (focused on children) and a great number of resource materials available for use in public celebrations: logo, posters, videos, booklets, articles, and a link to the main WDD website.(14/Nov/2007)
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UICC World Cancer Congress 2006: Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action (Washington, DC, 8-12 July 2006)
The objectives of this global conference of the Internation Union against Cancer include promoting state-of-the-art application strategies for implementation; continuing the transition from basic science research toward application research, and from state of the science to state of the practice (with economic implications), bringing together world leaders from the public and non-profit sectors to develop a global strategy; stimulating capacity-building and providing application strategies for a variety of settings.(31/Jan/2006)
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