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What's New

Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 2003–2008

Sterilization Manual for Health Centers

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Surveillance

Featured Surveillance Items

Annual Report of the Monitoring/Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics, 2004 (Brasilia, Brazil, 27-29 July 2005)
The report of this annual meeting provides country data for 2004 on antimicrobials, bacterial and hospital (nosocomial) infections, and enteric and non-enteric pathogens.
amr-2004.htm

Nosocomial Infection Program Rapid Evaluation Guide (Washington, DC, July 2005)
The purpose of this guide is to (a) provide orientation for hospital directors on review and improvement of the nosocomial infection programs that all such facilities should have, and (b) provide a general overview rather than specifics on the status of hospital nosocomial infection prevention and control activities. This page provides a description and access to the full text.
amr-guiaInfecIH.htm amr-guiaInfecIH.pdf

Recommendations of a Group of Experts: Standards for the Use of Automated Identification Systems for Bacteria and Susceptibility to Antimicrobials (Brasilia, Brazil, 26–28 October 2004)
The general objective of the Expert Committee was to define the processes that guarantee the quality of the information generated by automated systems for identifying bacteria and testing susceptibility to antimicrobial drugs. Specifically, they wanted to identify critical points and criteria for internal quality control, define a program for external performance evaluation, and prepare a short guide for technical evaluation visits. This page offers a summary in English and access to the full text in Spanish.
amr-GuiaAutoEvalDesemp.htm

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Situation Reports

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Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease

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Charts on the Morbidity Situation of Children under Five in the Region of the Americas

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WHO Report on Infectious Diseases: Overcoming Microbial Resistance

Annual Status Reports

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Annual Report of the Monitoring/Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics, 2004 (Brasilia, Brazil, 27-29 July 2005)

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Annual Regional Report from Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring and Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (2002 data) (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10–13 May 2003)

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Monitoring/Surveillance Network on Resistance to Antibiotics (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 17-19 April 2002)

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring/Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (Asunción, Paraguay, 31 January–February 2001)

Country Profiles

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Number of Cholera Cases in the Americas, 1990-2008

Incidence/Mortality/Case Fatality

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Number of Cholera Cases in the Americas, 1990-2008

Outbreaks

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Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 2003–2008

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International Health Regulations (IHR)

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Cholera Outbreak: Assessing the Outbreak Response and Improving Preparedness

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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 17—29 April 2004

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Epidemic Alert and Response

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International Health Regulations (IHR)

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CD45.R8: Disaster Preparedness and Response

Guidelines and Manuals

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Sterilization Manual for Health Centers

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The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Content Manual)

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Activity Book, The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Teacher's Guide)

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A Guide to Healthy Food Markets

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Resistance Surveillance

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring/Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (Asunción, Paraguay, 31 January–February 2001)

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WHO Report on Infectious Diseases: Overcoming Microbial Resistance

Laboratories

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Area of Food Safety

Quality Control

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

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Nosocomial Infection Program Rapid Evaluation Guide (Washington, DC, July 2005)

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Recommendations of a Group of Experts: Standards for the Use of Automated Identification Systems for Bacteria and Susceptibility to Antimicrobials (Brasilia, Brazil, 26–28 October 2004)

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Recommendations of an Expert Committee: Performance Evaluation Standards for the Kirby-Bauer Antibiogram (Areas of Inhibition or Interpretation) (Santiago, Chile, 24–26 February 2003)

... more Quality Control.

Quality Assurance

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

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Nosocomial Infection Program Rapid Evaluation Guide (Washington, DC, July 2005)

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Recommendations of a Group of Experts: Standards for the Use of Automated Identification Systems for Bacteria and Susceptibility to Antimicrobials (Brasilia, Brazil, 26–28 October 2004)

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Recommendations of an Expert Committee: Performance Evaluation Standards for the Kirby-Bauer Antibiogram (Areas of Inhibition or Interpretation) (Santiago, Chile, 24–26 February 2003)

... more Quality Assurance.

Health Profiles and Data

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Regional Core Health Data System - Indicators Glossary

Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Situation Reports, Country Profiles, Forms, Guidelines and Manuals, Health Profiles and Data, Statistical Databases, Other Databases
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): Surveillance features Diarrheal/Enteric Diseases, Annual status reports, Incidence/Mortality/Fatality, Epidemic alert and response, Incidence and disease registries, Outbreaks, Resistance surveillance, Laboratories, Epidemiological surveillance systems, Geographic information systems, Maps, Groups affected, Risk factors/behaviors, Quality control, Quality assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation

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