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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO
This page describes the PAHO Technical Area for Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control(HSD), its mission and objectives, what it does in terms of projects and activities. It contains links to the four technical groups and the Pan American Center under its umbrella. Note: Prior to June 2006, the Area was named Disease Prevention and Control.(3/Jun/2008)
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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for providing effective, safe, efficient, accessible, appropriate, and satisfactory care for users, recognizing that policies are needed in the health sector that will impact the health care continuum, foster citizen involvement, and promote a culture of quality and safety in health care institution.(3/Oct/2007)
In English       CSP27.R10  
en espa˝ol     CSP27.R10  
en Franšais    CSP27.R10  
em Portuguŕs CSP27.R10  

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO: Aims, Strategies and Lines of Action
This page summarizes the mission, objectives, strategies and lines of action of the PAHO Communicable Disease Unit and describes what it hopes to accomplish through technical cooperation.(20/Jun/2006)
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A Guide to Healthy Food Markets
With over half of the worldĺs population now living in urban areas, food markets have become important sources of affordable food for many millions of people. At the same time, however, such markets have been associated with major outbreaks of diseases, including cholera, SARS and avian influenza. This link goes to the full-text 42-page guide on the WHO website.(18/Apr/2006)
In English       WHO  
en espa˝ol     OMS  

XVI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases, 2004
Final report of the The XVI Technical Advisory Group(TAG) Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases of the Pan American Health Organization, held in Mexico City, Mexico, November 3-5, 2004.(24/Nov/2004)
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CD45.R8: Disaster Preparedness and Response
This report from the PAHO Directing Council lays forth the Organization's mandate for emergency and disaster preparedness and response in hospitals, clinics, and primary-care facilities in the Americas.(1/Oct/2004)
In English       CD45.R8  
en espa˝ol     CD45.R8  
en Franšais    CD45.R8  
em Portuguŕs CD45.R8  

CD44.R6: Primary Health Care in the Americas: Lessons Learned over 25 Years and Future Challenges
This resolution from the 44th PAHO Directing Council in 2003, taking into consideration the Declaration of Alma-Ata and past PAHO resolutions, sets forth the mandate of improving the quality of primary care in the Americas: more equitable access to health services, improved surveillance and information systems in this context, improved training for healthcare workers, a health promotion approach, better policy implementation, local community-based approaches and models, working towards the Millennium Development Goals, etc.(25/Sep/2003)
In English       CD44.R6  
en espa˝ol     CD44.R6  
en Franšais    CD44.R6  
em Portuguŕs CD44.R6  

XIV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG)
Conclusions and Recommendations of the The XIV Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Vaccine Preventable-Diseases (TAG) of the Pan American Health Organization, was held in Foz do Iguašu, Brazil, October 2-5, 2000(7/Nov/2000)
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