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Prevention and Control

Featured Prevention and Control Items

PAHO/WHO Preparatory Meeting on Epidemiological Data Needed to Plan Elimination of Schistosomiasis in the Caribbean (St. George, Grenada, 13–14 December 2007)
Schistosomiasis or snail fever, a neglected parasitic disease affecting the poor, remains endemic in parts of Brazil, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. The primary objective of this meeting was to meet and interchange with national authorities and schistosomiasis specialists to gauge the level of interest and estimate the time frame and resources needed for elimination of Schistosomiasis in the Caribbean. It covered surveillance, treatment, ecological and epidemiological issues. This page contains a summary, the presentations, and the final report.
psit-schisto-mtg-07.htm

Workshop on Geohelminth Control in the Countries of Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic (Copán Ruinas, Honduras, 24–26 July 2007)
Currently soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) cause serious illness and sometimes permanent disability. These parasitic diseases are much more frequent in women, children, marginalized populations living in extreme poverty, and migrant workers. This meeting presented the epidemiological situation and activities being carried out for prevention and control and explored opportunities for implementing or strengthening deparasitization/deworming programs in the countries. This page offers a summary and access to the final report in Spanish.
psit-hon-geohelmintos.htm

Neglected Diseases of Neglected Populations: Thinking to Reshape the Determinants of Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
The objective of this paper is to identify new opportunities to address neglected diseases, improve community health and promote sustainable development in neglected populations by highlighting examples of key risk and protective factors for neglected diseases which can be managed and implemented through multi-disease-based, integrated, inter-programmatic, and/or inter-sectoral approaches. It was published in BMC Public Health and was written by the Chief of the PAHO Communicable Disease Unit and the PAHO Regional Advisor on Parasitic and Neglected Diseases.
psit-EhrenbergAult2005.htm BMC Public Health

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PAHO Resolutions and Regional Mandates

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CD48/10: Towards the Elimination of Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) in the Region of the Americas

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CE142/18: Onchocerciasis: Progress Report

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

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CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

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WHO Resolutions and Global Mandates; Policy Documents

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Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008–2015

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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy

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WHA54.19: Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections

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WHA50.29: Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem

Regional Strategies

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Workshop on Geohelminth Control in the Countries of Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic (Copán Ruinas, Honduras, 24–26 July 2007)

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Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in the English- and French-Speaking Caribbean: Towards World Health Assembly Resolution 54.19 (Kingston, Jamaica, 15–17 May 2007)

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Framework for a Regional Program for Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Schistosomiasis in the Americas (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2–6 June 2003) (DRAFT)

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: Regional Program Managers' Meeting (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, 4-6 September, 2002)

Global Strategies

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Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

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Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008–2015

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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy

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A Turning Point 2007: Report of the Global Partners' Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (Geneva, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2007)

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Subregional Strategies

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Workshop on Geohelminth Control in the Countries of Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic (Copán Ruinas, Honduras, 24–26 July 2007)

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Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in the English- and French-Speaking Caribbean: Towards World Health Assembly Resolution 54.19 (Kingston, Jamaica, 15–17 May 2007)

National Programs

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Workshop on Geohelminth Control in the Countries of Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic (Copán Ruinas, Honduras, 24–26 July 2007)

Disease Management Guidelines

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Preventive Chemotherapy in Human Helminthiasis--Controlled Use of Antihelminthic Drugs: A Manual for Health Professionals and Programme Managers

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control

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Prevention and Control of Schistosomiasis and STH: Report of a WHO Expert Committee

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Monitoring and Epidemiological Assessment of the Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis at Implemention Unit Level

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Best Practices

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Mass Deworming: A Best-Buy for Education and Health

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Prevention and Control of Schistosomiasis and STH: Report of a WHO Expert Committee

Treatment and Treatment Guidelines

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Preventive Chemotherapy in Human Helminthiasis--Controlled Use of Antihelminthic Drugs: A Manual for Health Professionals and Programme Managers

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Mass Deworming: A Best-Buy for Education and Health

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control

Quality of Care

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

Reports

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Update of American Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Control and Research: Final Report (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6–7 November 2007)

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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: Report, First Regional Program Managers Meeting (Dominican Republic, 9-11 August 2000)

Toolkits

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Advocacy and Training Interactive Guide

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

Population Groups

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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy

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CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

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CD46.R16: PAHO Gender Equality Policy

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Deworming for Health and Development

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

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WHA60.25: Integrating Gender Analysis and Actions into the Work of WHO: Draft Strategy

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CD46.R16: PAHO Gender Equality Policy

Vector Control

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Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas, Vol. 2, Issue 1

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Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas, Vol. 1, Issue 2

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Environmental Health

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Drains & You: A Manual for Drainage Maintenance Workers

Social Communication (including Health Promotion)

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Advocacy and Training Interactive Guide

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Drains & You: A Manual for Drainage Maintenance Workers

Training Materials

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Training Manual on Diagnosis of Intestinal Parasites

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Advocacy and Training Interactive Guide

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