Esquistosomiasis (bilharizia: fiebre por caracoles)

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Human Rights and Neglected Diseases
Neglected diseases impose a huge burden on developing countries, constituting a serious obstacle for socioeconomic development and quality of life. But the fact that they were bequeathed to our Region by the transatlantic slave trade makes their burden all the more galling: individuals, families and communities in our hemisphere are still suffering illness which originated in that abhorrent exploitation, more than 200 years after the outlawing of the British slave trade. Thus, taking decisive action to eliminate them as a public health problem in the Region, which is an achievable dream.(4/Aug/2008)
In English       Article  


Recursos adicionales

Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases
This hour-long talk show with former US president Jimmy Carter, Professor of Microbiology and Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, and Uganda Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health Sam Zaramba discusses cost-effective measures for eliminating neglected diseases, the threat they pose and the impact they have for developing nations, and viable treatment and control measures.(9/Dec/2008)
In English       Kaiser Network  

Programa OPS de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Transmisibles (CDR)
Esta página le brinda al usuario información básica y una variedad de recursos en el área de investigaciones en enfermedades tropicales: mandatos, descripción del programa y su relación con la OMS/TDR, guías de la OPS para investigadores quienes someten protocolos e informes, enlaces al Programa de Subvenciones para la Investigación de la OPS y a otras instituciones donantes, premios internacionales, anuncios de conferencias y publicaciones, etc.(27/Aug/2008)
en español     HTML(9.76k)  
In English       HTML(8.87k)  

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science
This free online journal offers articles covering the broad spectrum of neglected diseases, including geohelminths, river blindness, snail fever, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, filariasis, and other diseases of the poor that are often neglected by health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and the press.(28/May/2008)
In English       PLOSNTDs  


Publicaciones periódicas

Acción contra las lombrices
Este vínculo llega a la portada del noticiero del programa de enfermedades parasitarias de la OMS, Acción contra las lombrices. Las infecciones parasitarias se consideran desatendidas y afectan principalmente a los pobres, y sobre todo a los niños. Cada número de este noticiero está focalizado en un tema particular. De mayo de 2008 en adelante, la OPS estará colaborando con la traducción del noticiero al español; y existen varios números en francés, todos accesibles vía esta portada en inglés.(27/May/2008)
en español     Action against Worms  
In English       Action against Worms  
en Français    Action against Worms  

Abordando las enfermedades desatendidas en América Latina
Esta página tiene un resumen traducido y vínculos a dos artículos del Biomedical Center (BMC) Public Health: un comentario sobre cómo mejorar la salud de las poblaciones desatendidas de América Latina y otro sobre la prevención, control y eliminación de enfermedades desatendidas en las Américas.(23/Aug/2007)
en español     HTML(3.96k)  
In English       WHO  

Prevention, control, and elimination of neglected diseases in the Americas: Pathways to integrated, inter-programmatic, inter-sectoral action for health and development
Over 210 million people in the Americas live below the poverty line. These impoverished and marginalized populations are heavily burdened with neglected communicable diseases. These diseases continue to enact a toll, not only on families and communities, but on the economically constrained countries themselves. The purpose of this paper is three fold. First, it focuses on a need for integrated "pro-poor" approaches and policies different from traditional approaches. Second, it outlines the need for a specific strategy for addressing these diseases and offers several entry points in the context of broad public health measures involving multiple sectors. Finally, the paper presents several initiatives from PAHO and other institutions that document the importance of integrated, inter-programmatic, and inter-sectoral approaches. Authors include PAHO experts from different areas and the PAHO Director. (BMC Public Health 2007, 7:6, doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-6) (17/Jan/2007)
In English       BMC Public Health  


Documentos técnicos

Preventive Chemotherapy in Human Helminthiasis--Controlled Use of Antihelminthic Drugs: A Manual for Health Professionals and Programme Managers
This manual is intended to guide the coordinated implementation of regular, systematic, large-scale interventions that provide anthelminthic drug treatment as a core component of the joint and synergic control of helminthic diseases such as lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The manual is accompanied by the dose-poles (in poster format, to display proper dosage by height).(23/Jun/2008)
In English       WHO  

10 Facts about Neglected Tropical Diseases
These ten facts provide a basic overview on what constitutes neglected tropical diseases and what is being done to combat them.(23/Jun/2008)
In English       WHO  

Vigilancia Sanitaria y Prevención y Control de Enfermedades en la OPS
Esta página describe lo que es el Área Técnica de Vigilancia Sanitaria y Prevención y Control de Enfermedades de la OPS (HSD), su misión y objetivos, y lo que hace en términos de proyectos y actividades. Contiene enlaces a los cuatro grupos técnicos y el Centro Panamericano debajo de su sombrilla. Nota: Hasta junio de 2006 esta Área se llamaba Prevención y Control de Enfermedades.(3/Jun/2008)
en español     HTML(6.44k)  
In English       HTML(5.65k)