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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas
The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to promote the Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health; to share developments on all aspects of the strategy and its four lines of action as well as news on program implementation. (17/Jun/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2009
In this issue, with the spotlight on cancer: HPV Vaccine: Intervention in Adolescents; IARC Study on HPV Testing in Low-Resource Settings; WHO Position Paper on HPV Vaccines Just Released; WHO/PAHO Cryotherapy Guidelines; Call for Abstracts: International Cancer Control Congress; News Roundup. (30/Apr/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2009
In this issue: Partners’ Forum; Suriname: Activities to Fight CNCDs; First Lady of Honduras Speaks out against Obesity; International Cancer Control Congress; More on Salt; PAHEF Grants; News Roundup. Note: Due to problems in generating the News Roundup links in PDF files, we are switching to MS Word for this and future issues.) (31/Mar/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2009
In this issue: 2008 Review, 2009 Priorities; Central America, Dominican Republic Take up the CNCD Gauntlet; 24th RESSCAD Tackles Chronic Disease; CNCDs on the Health Agenda; World Cancer Day 2009; Salt Meeting Documentation Online; News Roundup.(28/Feb/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2009
In this issue: Cancer: Highlights for 2008, Priorities for 2009; Experts Say Lowering Salt Consumption Should be a Top Public Health Priority; Healthy Caribbean: Bridgetown Declaration; Translation of WHO STEPS Stroke Surveillance Manual; New WHO Website on Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children; PAHEF Project Provides Evidence That Alcohol Control Reduces Violence against Women; Global School Health Survey; News Roundup. (31/Jan/2009)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 12, December 2008
This issue covers: Season’s Greetings! Two Christmases Ago; Argentina Publishes Report on Improving Its Cervical Cancer Program; El Salvador: AMNET Workshop on CNCD Policy Analysis & Decision-Making; New PAHO Book Reveals Ties between Excessive Consumption of Alcohol and Domestic Violence; New Online Master’s Degree Program in Advanced Oncology; News Roundup; Erratum. (24/Dec/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 11, November 2008
This issue cover World Diabetes Day 2008: PAHO Urges Fight Against Obesity and Malnutrition in the Americas; Basic Facts on Diabetes; Ten Misconceptions on Diabetes; Chile Inaugurates Cancer Week; and News Roundup. (30/Nov/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2008
This month's issue covers: The Year Five Men in My Life Died from Chronic Disease; PAHO Directing Council Adopts Regional Plan to Fight Cervical Cancer; CNCD Surveillance in MERCOSUR Countries; Barbados Civil Society Conference on CNCDs; PAHEF Supports Healthy Aging; PAHO & PAHEF Present Inter-American Health Leadership Award to Dr. Cesar Victora of Brazil; Director’s Newsletter Addresses Health Inequities.(31/Oct/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2008
In this issue: World Cancer Congress 2008; PAHO Featured at the World Cancer Congress; PAHO Unites Cancer Control Stakeholders from LAC during World Cancer Congress; World Cancer Declaration Sets Ambitious Targets for 2020; Central America and the Dominican Republic Define a Subregional Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control; WHO to Establish Chronic Disease Research Priorities; Argentina: Community Promoters Project Report; Mexico: Social Marketing Course; Trinidad and Tobago Appoints a CNCD Technical Advisory Committee.(1/Oct/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2008
This month's coverage: Spotlight on Trans Fat Free Americas: Declaration of Rio de Janeiro and Caribbean Update: Trinidad & Tobago Physical Activity Workshop; Trinidad & Tobago Consultation on Caribbean Private Sector Response to Chronic Diseases; Dominica NCD Summit; Jamaican Tobacco Project Invited to India; Jamaica Hosts Caribbean Expert Consultation on CVDs & Diabetes; Barbados National CNCD Commission; Guatemala: Certification of First Round of Cardiovascular Health Promoters; PanAmSteps Surveillance Instrument Updated; Report on Cancer Stakeholders Meeting. (28/Aug/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2008
In this issue: PAHO To Consider CNCD Resolutions; Partner's Forum "12 x 2012"; Global Vaccine Alliance Supports Introduction of HPV Vaccine; Jamaica: Prime Minister Golding Underscores Commitment to Caribbean Wellness; Caribbean Wellness Day; CARMEN Policy Observatory(24/Jul/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 6, June 2008
In this issue, spotlights are on two major areas, tobacco and cancer: World Tobacco Day 2008; WNTD across the Region; Jamaican Heart Foundation Receives Regional Grant for Tobacco Warnings; Stakeholders Meeting for a Regional Action Plan for Cancer; Fact Sheets on Cancer in the Americas; Towards Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control; Congress on Childhood Cancer.(26/Jun/2008)
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Informativos: Prevenção e controle doenças crônicas
Estas notícias sempre atualizadas informan sobre atividades relacionadas com a prevenção e controle das doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis, tanto internacionais e regionais como no Brasil.(12/Jun/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2008
In this issue: Look around you: A Tale of Trash; 61st World Health Assembly Sets Bold New Path for CNCDs; Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Chronic Disease; Guatemala Declares April Healthy Living Month; 20 Years of Cervical Cancer Prevention in Chile; CNCD Surveillance in the Southern Cone; Social Marketing and Prevention of Obesity; 4th Pan American Congress to Promote Vegetable and Fruit Consumption; Web-Based Healthcare and Chronic Disease.(30/May/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 2008
In this issue: The CARMEN Coat: Exemplifying Integrated Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors; International Summit on Nutrition and Health; Stopping the Rising Tide of Chronic Diseases: Everybody’s Epidemic; New Evidence from Peru’s Cervical Cancer Demonstration Project; New Diabetes Guide for Latin America.(30/Apr/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2008
In this issue: Exploding the Myths; Partnership & Teamwork: CNCD Partners Forum; World Kidney Day: 13 March 2008; Symposium on Cervical Cancer Prevention; New CNCD Newsletter Launched in Brazil; New WHO Cardiovascular Handbook; New Guidelines for Diabetes and Hypertension in the Caribbean (31/Mar/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2008
In this issue: Editor’s Note: Chronic Disease, The Case for Urgent Global Action; Stopping the Epidemic of Chronic Disease, Focus on Advocacy and Policy; An End to Cervical Cancer—The Time Is Now!, Subregional Cancer Plan for Central America and the Dominican Republic, PanAm STEPS Country Update, 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, New Improved CARMEN Website, 2008 PAHEF Grants Program, Letters to the Editor. (5/Mar/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2008
This issue focuses on: Greetings from the Editor; Special Feature: Cancer(Celebrate World Cancer Day: 4 February 2008; 10 Key Findings and Recommendations for Effective Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Programs; New Global Cervical Cancer Advocacy Coalition; Follow-Up on New Cancer Center in Argentina; Cervical Cancer Resources for Public Health Professionals); Findings from Diabetes Project in Mexico; Physical Activity and Public Health Course in Guatemala; Visit to PAHO-NHLBI Project in Mixco, Guatemala.(31/Jan/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 12, December 2007
This issue focuses on the following: Greetings from the Editor; CARMEN Biennial Meeting Report; 2nd International Cancer Control Congress Report; Mexico: Meeting of Americas’ Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance; PepsiCo Director Serves on PAHEF Board. (31/Dec/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 11, November 2007
This issue focuses on: Biennial Meeting of the CARMEN Network, Celebration of World Diabetes Day, CARMEN Policy Observatory Workshop in Barbados, Comprehensive Website Outlines PAHO CNCD Strategy and Directions, Two Articles on Tobacco Regulatory and Litigation Strategies by Lawrence O. Gostin.(30/Nov/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 10, October 2007
This issue covers the following: Don Francisco’s Obesity Program Tops Ratings; Central American Ministers of Health Resolve to Prevent and Control Cancer; Argentina: New Cancer Treatment Center; Capacity-Building Workshop with Focal Points; Workshop in Barbados for Eastern Caribbean Policy-Makers; PAHO to Translate CARICOM Declaration of Port-of Spain to Stop the CNCD Epidemic; Biennial CARMEN Meeting in the Bahamas; 2nd International Cancer Control Congress in Rio; New CNCD Advocacy Toolkit from WHO; Cervical Cancer Practice Guide Now Available in Spanish and French (31/Oct/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 9, September 2007
This issue provides extended coverage of the CARICOM Summit in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (background chronology, Declaration of Port-of-Spain, article on Prime Minister Golding of Jamaica), the new National Cancer Control Program in Nicaragua, two diabetes meetings in El Paso, Texas, and two new PAHO books, one a survey on CNCDs in Guatemala and the other on diabetes education in Cuba.(18/Sep/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 8, August 2007
This issue contains articles on the following: Breast Cancer Guidelines Now Available in Spanish; Policy Recommendations on Tobacco Control for CARICOM Countries; USA: New Guidelines for Physical Activity; Trinidad and Tobago NCD Programs; Follow-up on Nicaragua Meetings; Upcoming CARICOM Summit on CNCDs; and Call for Abstracts, Biennial CARMEN Meeting. (30/Aug/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 7, July 2007
This issue contains news on the WHO/ICO Information Centre on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer; Meetings in Nicaragua: National Plan for Chronic Diseases and CAMDI (Central American Diabetes Initiative) training workshop; Colombia: Community Service Research Network Dedicated to Care for Persons with Chronic Disease; and an Economic Perspective on Chronic Diseases. (3/Aug/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2007
This issue contains news on the following: PAHO Urges New Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention at Briefing with United States Congress; transfat; Annual Meeting of Caribbean Epidemiologists & Lab Directors; Five-Day PanAm STEPS Workshop in Aruba; and Upcoming Events. (27/Jun/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 5, May 2007
This issue deals with the Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008–2015; New Recommendations for Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention; Winners Announced in PACI Project Competition, Training Workshop Held; US-Mexican Border Health Association Diabetes Forum; VIGITEL: Brazil’s Risk Factor Surveillance by Phone; Upcoming Events; Call for Abstracts, 2nd International Cancer Control Congress (31/May/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 2007
This issue highlights the following: o Celebration of International Women’s Day; Pan American Tobacco Information Online System (PATIOS); Training to Improve Evidence-Based Public Health in Latin America and the Caribbean; Launch of the Deceased Donor Program in Trinidad; Nicaragua: Creation of a National Committee for Cancer Prevention and Control; and PAHEF Grants and Awards. (31/Mar/2007)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2007
This issue contains news on the following: Regional Strategy Approved; Campaign Against Obesity Takes Shape; Partnership and Resource Mobilization; Promoting Cardiovascular Health; CARMEN Policy Observatory Meeting; Mexico & Central America Implementing Regional Strategy; Central American Diabetes Initiative; STEPS Implementation Underway; TATI Report Published; Chronic Disease in Times of Disaster. (31/Jan/2007)
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Criteria for Submission and Standard Operational Procedures (For the Monthly Newsletter Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in the Americas)
This page provides information on how to submit contributions to the newsletter as well as its background, purpose, scope, and to whom to send them.(30/Jan/2007)
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Cervical Cancer Screening Test Studied in Peru
A promising new procedure for cervical cancer screening is being tested as part of a joint project of PAHO and Peru's Ministry of Health. The project, TATI-2, will evaluate the population effectiveness of cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), a rapid-results procedure designed for use in low-resource settings such as those found in developing countries. VIA is an alternative to the Pap smear, the most widely used method of screening for cervical cancer among women in industrialized countries.(28/Aug/2006)
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Erratum: S. Robles & M. Roses Periago, “Guanacaste, Costa Rica: A Landmark for Cervical Cancer Prevention.” Pan Am J Public Health 15 (2), 2004.
This page corrects a one-word erratum in the above-mentioned editorial. It provides a link to the article on SciELO and information on the project within the context of which the article was published.(2/Feb/2006)
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Improving Cervical Cancer Prevention in a Developing Country
The quality of a cervical cancer prevention program is integral to its effectiveness. Continuous quality improvement methods can be applied to cervical cancer prevention programs to improve coverage rates, quality of screening tests and the proportion of women followed up with appropriate care. This article, published in the International Journal for Quality Health Care, describes PAHO’s experience in piloting a continuous quality improvement method for a cervical cancer prevention program in El Salvador.(3/Jan/2006)
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica: A Landmark for Cervical Cancer Prevention
In its Cervical Cancer Project, PAHO--in collaboration with other partners of the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP) funded by the Gates Foundation--evaluated several prevention strategies under field conditions. Implementation of the study in Guanacaste was a visionary step that moved high quality research to the field, where the problem was actually occurring.(1/Mar/2004)
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