The Pan American Health Organization
Promoting Health in the Americas

 Safe Hospitals

Health Surveillance & Disease Prevention & Control — Communicable Diseases: 
Acute Respiratory Infections - Anthrax - Antimicrobial Resistance - Campylobacter - Chagas -
Cholera - Dengue - Diarrheal/Enteric Diseases - Disease Outbreak News -
Emerging/Reemerging Diseases - Filariasis - Hantavirus - InfluenzaAvian |  Pandemic |  Seasonal - International Health Regulations - Leishmaniasis - Leprosy - Malaria -
Neglected Diseases - Parasitic Diseases - Rabies - Research - Salmonella - Shigella - Smallpox -
Tuberculosis - West Nile Virus  - Yellow Fever  -
Health Analysis & Statistics - Chronic Diseases - Veterinary Public Health

Parasitic Diseases
- Surveillance
- Prevention and Control
- PAHO Activities
- Other PAHO Materials
- General Info/Links

What's New

Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

... more items.

General Information/Links

Featured General Items

TropIKA.net: Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application
The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the PAHO's Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME) are jointly developing an interactive portal in the area of infectious diseases that disproportionably affect poor and marginalized populations. The initiative is called TropIKA.net--Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application. The rationale is to address a basic imbalance where priority research needs are unequally covered by the global research agenda and several high-impact research areas are still neglected.
TropIKA.net

Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Hidden Killers of Productivity and Economic Development
This brochure on neglected diseases, especially designed for potential donors, describes the challenges and burden of these diseases--which overwhelmingly affect the poorest and most vulnerable populaltions--and the opportunities for their control and elimination. It complements the program's poster and fact sheet.
nd-brochure-donors.pdf

Neglected Diseases: The Diseases of Poverty
Neglected Diseases strike populations already cripped by poverty and inequity: women, children, indigenous populations, the poor. This bilingual poster, the text of which appears in both HTML and Word in fact-sheet format, outlines the health and economic impact of Neglected Diseases and the current response in terms of prevention and treatment and intersectoral solutions.
psit-nd-poster.htm psit-nd-poster.doc psit-nd-poster-wha.pdf

... more General Features.

Detailed Description

-

Onchocerciasis (TDR Fact Sheet and Research Resource Page)

-

Schistosomiasis (WHO Fact Sheet No. 115)

Fact Sheets

-

10 Facts about Neglected Tropical Diseases

-

Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

-

PAHO Regional Program on Leishmaniasis: Fighting a Neglected Tropical Disease Affecting the Poorest of the Poor

-

Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Hidden Killers of Productivity and Economic Development

... more Fact Sheets.

Related Sites

-

Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases

-

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science

-

nature outlook: Neglected Diseases

-

Mass Deworming: A Best-Buy for Education and Health

... more Pointers to Other Sites.

Collaborating Institutions

-

The Carter Center Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program

-

Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA) / The Carter Center River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) Program

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers

-

Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA) / The Carter Center River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) Program

Networks

-

TropIKA.net: Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application

-

ALCUEH: Health Collaboration Program among Latin American, the Caribbean and European countries

Speeches from the Director

-

Human Rights and Neglected Diseases

General Announcements

-

International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

Directories and Disease/Health-Topic Pages

-

Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

-

PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)

-

Filariasis

-

Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information

... more Directories.

Software

-

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Advocacy and Training Interactive Guide

-

Software (list from WHO Partners for Parasite Control / PPC)

Discussion Groups and Listservers

-

TropIKA.net: Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application

Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Fact sheets, PAHO Videos, Photo Gallery, Radio, Slides, Speeches, Speeches from the Director, General Announcements, Catalogs, Directories, Software, Discussion Groups/Listservs, Press Releases, Pointers to Other Sites
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): General features Parasitic Diseases, Detailed description, Case definition, Frequently-asked questions, Travel advisory, Microbiological aspects, Collaborating institutions, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers, Networks

PAHO Resources

- Regional Program
- Neglected Diseases
- LF Elimination Newsletter
LF News
Worm Busters
-

Worm Busters Campaign

 

PAHO/WHO Grants

- PAHO/CDR
- WHO/TDR
- PAHO/RPG
 

WHO Resources

- Partners in Parasite Control (PPC)
- Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
- Tropical Disease Research
- TDR Program
 

Contact the Program

 

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.