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Health Surveillance and Disease Management / Communicable Diseases / Chagas

PAHO Regional Program on Chagas Disease

Mission

Carry out technical-cooperation activities in countries endemic for Chagas diseases through subregional integration schemes covering for endemic geographic spaces (illustrated on map), via subregional initiatives:

  • Interrupt household vectoral transmission of Trypanosome cruzi through integrated control schemes, with their objectives adjusted to the epidemiological reality of each country or subregion.
  • Contribute to the interruption of trasfusional transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi.
  • Provide support to any efficacious advancements proposed by the countries in the areas of diagnostics, management, and surveillance of Chagas disease. Apoyar cualquier desarrollo efectivo de diagnóstico, manejo y vigilancia de la enfermedad de Chagas, planteado por los países.

Areas of Work

Regional Coordination Headquarters: PAHO-Uruguay

Southern Cone:
INCOSUR

(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, & Uruguay)
Offices:
PAHO-Uruguay

Central America:
IPCA

(Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, & Nicaragua)
Offices:
PAHO-Honduras

Amazon:
AMCHA
AMCHA
(Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, & Venezuela)
Offices:
PAHO-Brazil

Andes:
IPA

(Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, & Venezuela)
Offices:
OPS-Ecuador

PAHO Chagas Page


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