Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (General Documents)

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Meetings and Events of the CARMEN Network: List and Access
The CARMEN Network, coordinated by PAHO, focuses on the integrated prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) and their risk factors. From 2005 on, the documentation from all meetings of the CARMEN Network will be disseminated via this page.(9/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Home Page
This page provides an overview of PAHO’s strategy for chronic disease prevention and control, detailing in separate sections each of the strategy lines of action: policy and advocacy, surveillance, health promotion and disease prevention, and chronic disease management. It also presents information on PAHO’s partnerships, communication vehicles, materials, topic indexes, etc.(9/Jun/2009)
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CARMEN: A Network for Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease in the Americas
The CARMEN Pan American Network was developed because there was an increasing awareness among PAHO member countries that chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) account for nearly two-thirds of the total number of deaths in the Americas, and that, to a large extent, these diseases are dependent on risk factors and lifestyles that are amenable to modification. This page tells about the CARMEN network and how it contributes to NCD prevention and control throughout the Americas, with a multitude of links to its products, partners, and various activities (CARMEN Policy Observatory, CARMEN School, Pan American Cardiovascular Initiative, Central American Diabetes Initiative, etc.).(9/Jun/2009)
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Healthy Eating and Active Living
This page provides an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web falling under the topic of Healthy Eating and Active Living, encompassing such topics as nutrition (for persons over two years of age), healthy eating habits, diet and physical activity, obesity, exercise, active lifestyles, etc.(30/Jul/2008)
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AMNET: Americas' Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance
This page provides summary information and access to the AMNET network, an initiative supported by PAHO and other national and international partners.(30/Aug/2007)
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Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP)
Cervical cancer kills more than 230,000 women each year worldwide and disproportionately affects the poorest, most vulnerable women. In 1999, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PAHO--along with four other international agencies--launched a major new effort to prevent cervical cancer worldwide. This group of organizations, the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention, is working to clarify, promote, and implement strategies for preventing cervical cancer in developing countries.(29/Aug/2007)
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This panoramic page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of nutrition, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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This page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of obesity, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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Diet and physical activity: a public-health priority
The link below is to the main WHO page on the area of healthy eating and active living and the activities being carried out in accordance with the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.(30/Jun/2006)
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Cancer: Links to WHO, UN, Governmental and Nongovernmental Sites
This list of links contains many of the main websites for organizations and agencies dealing with cancer research and other topics related to cancer prevention and control: World Health Organization, United Nations, public and private non-profit (NGOs / civil society).(31/Jan/2006)
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We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
We Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. The program is a collaboration of four Institutes of the National Institutes of Health of the United States (NIH): the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).(8/Jun/2005)
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