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Programa de pequeños subsidios en enfermedades tropicales: Informes finales 1995-2004
El Programa especial de investigación y capacitación en enfermedades tropicales, coordinada por la OMS, brinda pequeñas subvenciones para proyectos de investigación en enfermedades tropicales, las cuales están coordinadas por el Programa de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Transmisibles de la OPS. Este libro contiene 32 informes finales de los proyectos financiados, dividido en secciones sobre malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, lepra, filariasis, enfermedad de Chagas y tuberculosis.(31/Dec/2006)
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Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
In English       DCPP  
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em Português DCPP  

Specifications for Prepackaging Antimalarial Medicines: Report of a WHO Technical Consultation
The objectives of this meeting were to define minimum technical specifications for the blister prepackaging of antimalarial medicines; define minimum requirements for product labelling, product information inserts, and information, education and communication (IEC) materials for prepackaged antimalarial medicines; elaborate and review the regulatory requirements for registering antimalarial medicines as co-packaged and/or prepackaged products; and highlight issues related to improved access (good distribution, storage and other drug management processes) for end-users in relation to "course of treatment" packaging.(28/Dec/2005)
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Coming to Grips with Malaria in the New Millennium
This report presents an innovative strategic framework for relieving the burden that malaria imposes on society through the implementation of tried and tested anti-malarial interventions designed to improve health nationally and to promote economic development locally. Recommendations include early diagnosis, treatment with effective anti-malarial medicines, the use of insecticide treated nets, indoor residual spraying, managing the environment, improving housing, extending health education and improving monitoring and evaluation systems. (27/Dec/2005)
In English       UN Millennium Project  

Targeted Subsidy Strategies for National Scaling Up of Insecticide-Treated Netting Programmes--Principles and Approaches
The purpose of this WHO document, based on a week of intensive dialogue reflecting field experiences, is to help those involved in planning, promoting and implementing insecticide-treated netting (ITN) programmes make systematic decisions about how to target public funds effectively. It provides principles and approaches for countries and donors to consider in designing ITN interventions that will reach populations in need at the required scale, over the long term and with efficient use of resources.(27/Dec/2005)
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Planning Social Mobilization and Communication for Dengue Fever Prevention and Control: A Step-by-Step Guide
A major obstacle to effective implementation of selective, integrated mosquito control has been the inability of ministries of public health to mobilize and coordinate the resources needed to achieve and sustain behavioural impact among populations at risk of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DF/DHF). This guide offers a comprehensive and innovative managerial insight to planning social mobilization and communication for behavioural impact (COMBI strategy). This page offers access to an abstract, executive summary, and the full-text guide complete with tools.(31/Dec/2004)
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Malaria and HIV Interactions and Their Implications for Public Health Policy Report of a WHO Technical Consultation, Geneva, Switzerland, 23–25 June 2004
This technical consultation was the first meeting of international experts assessing the impact of interactions between malaria and HIV on the health of people affected by both diseases. The meeting was a major step in identifying implications of such interactions for research, public health policy and health service delivery. The challenge is to combine activities to control malaria and HIV at various levels of the health system, tailor responses to community needs, and optimize the use of scarce resources for integrated service delivery. There are many opportunities for synergism, in particular at a time of growing political and financial commitment to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This page provides access to both the full text and to the policy recommendations in flyer form.(24/Jun/2004)
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Malaria Rapid Diagnosis—Making It Work: Informal Consultation on Field Trials and Quality Assurance on Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Early, rapid diagnosis of malaria is gaining increasing importance in health programmes in endemic countries in response to increasing drug costs and recognition of the importance of early, correct treatment to the reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality. This WHO consultation reviews progress in the development of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) quality assurance (QA) and aimed to define an appropriate path for further QA development and clarify priorities for further research necessary to guide the large-scale use of RDTs.(23/Jan/2003)
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Community Involvement in Rolling Back Malaria
The RBM community movement is both an active participant in malaria programmes and a political force intended to bring pressure upon governments to ensure that the health care needs of those most at risk of malaria are met. Evidence-based actions underpin all operations. RBM has already achieved notable successes in increasing political will, including making malaria a priority on their development and health agenda. RBM aims to generate a dynamic societal movement among those at risk of malaria. Organized community action against malaria must include empowering the most affected so that they can help themselves. (31/Dec/2002)
In English       WHO/RBM  

Chagas Control in the Southern Cone Countries: History of an International Initiative, 1991/2001 (Abstracts in English, overview plus six country profiles)
This page contains abstracts of the seven papers contained in the original Portuguese-Spanish e-book on the history of INCOSUR/Chagas in the Southern Cone subregion. The papers provide basic data on prevention and control efforts made (both in the areas of vector blood-transfusion transmission) throughout the subregion as a whole as well as in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay (the six member states making up INCOSUR). A link is also provided to the original e-book via its Spanish and Portuguese access pages.(31/Dec/2002)
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Framework: New Generation of Dengue Prevention and Control Programs in the Americas
This document offers a blueprint for new-generation dengue prevention and control programs, that PAHO uses as a guide for its institutional mission to provide technical cooperation to promote strategies and interventions, support to strengthen member-state capacity, and guide health policy in its role as international leader to advance public health in the Region. This document offers a summary in HTML and the e-book in PDF files.(1/Oct/2001)
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Disaster Chronicles: El Niño 1997-1998 (only in Spanish)
Now that we are in a period "between Niños," it would be extremely useful to revisit the 1997/1998 phenomenon and draw from the experiences and lessons learned, so we can better prepare ourselves for the next episode. This book, available only in Spanish, is a technical and institutional retrospective of El Niño's effect on the health sector, showing the extent to which the 1997/1998 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affected daily life and public health in most Latin American countries. To access the book in full-text visit Crónicas de desastres: Fenómeno El Niño . If you would like to buy a copy of the book visit the Bookstore .(19/Sep/2000)
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