A large share of these cases has been reported in the Caribbean, including more than 9,000 in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and another 4,000 in what the PAHO
termed the "non-Latin Caribbean.
Foundation's partnership with IFPMA illustrates how, by working together with the private sector, we strive to protect and promote the health of everyone in the Americas".
The IDB, Global Network/Sabin, the Government of Chiapas, and PAHO
began working with the government's efforts to eliminate and control diseases like trachoma--the second leading cause of blindness in the world--and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas, onchocerciasis, and rabies.
Jose Luis Diaz-Rossello, Latin American Center for Perinatology, PAHO
In addition, we analysed data on cervical cancer from the PAHO
mortality database and the cancer epidemiology database of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Higher consumption, hazardous drinking patterns, a lot of young people, and the lack of effective control policies all add up to a burden of disease from alcohol that is significantly higher in the PAHO
region compared with other parts of the world," says Monteiro.
survey conducted early in the decade indicated that there were 13,046 nursing positions in the Caribbean and a total of 9,724 nurses in post (thus, 3,322 vacant positions).
publication presents a systematic collection and reporting of the application of behavioral change theories and models specifically to adolescents.
proposed a plan for high vaccine coverage at all times that included a catch-up campaign for children aged 1-14 years to interrupt the transmission of measles.
stated that the triple-drug "cocktail" that is the most common antiretroviral treatment in the region will now cost US$1,035 to US$1,454 a year per patient.
Andrus, Deputy Director of PAHO
, explained that, "we are now re-establishing primary care services so that patients with chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS can receive the necessary treatment they would have received without the earthquake.
Director Mirta Roses presented the contest awards to Aurora del Rio Zolezzi, assistant director general for gender equity in Mexico's Ministry of Health, and Silva de la Vega, project coordinator for PROCOSI.