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Title Public Health in the Americas
Author Anonim
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 379
ISBN 9789275115893
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book describes the principal conceptual, methodological, and empirical developments stemming from PAHO and WHO's institutional efforts in public health, which have entailed the broad and committed participation of the Member States. It provides and overview of the status of Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) in 41 countries and territories of the Americas, based on self-evaluation exercises performed by health authorities to measure their performance.

Title Health in the Americas
Author PAHO Staff
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 2002
Category Medical
Total Pages 1000
ISBN 9789275115879
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 2002 edition of this quadrennial publication presents a regional analysis of the health situation and trends in the Americas region, as well as for each of the 47 countries and territories in the region. It is published in two volumes and covers mainly the years from 1997-2000. This edition focuses upon the inequalities in health. Volume One looks at issues dealing with leading health and health-related indicators, ranging from mortality and changes in life expectancy to the relationship between health and income distribution. It also considers current health conditions and trends including disease prevention and control, health promotion and environmental protection. Volume Two examines each country's overall health conditions, including institutional organisation, health regulations and the overall operation of health services.

Obesity And Poverty by Manuel Peña

Title Obesity and Poverty
Author Manuel Peña
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 2000
Category Caribbean Area
Total Pages 124
ISBN 9789275115763
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Obesity and overweight have been under estimated as public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean and both conditions are on the rise in the region. This book is a review of the prevalence of the problem and the medium and long term adverse effects of the conditions and the implications for planning public health actions.

Vaccines by Pan American Health Organization

Title Vaccines
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 2004
Category Medical
Total Pages 398
ISBN 9789275115961
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This publication contains a number of papers which consider the public health role of vaccines in improving the health of the world's populations, and looks at the challenges of using immunisation to combat emerging and re-emerging diseases. Issues discussed include the innovative use of vaccines against diseases such as meningococcal infection in Africa, Haemophilus influenza type b, varicella, and hepatitis, efforts to develop a new generation of vaccines against cholera and typhoid, shigella and Helicobacter pylori, as well as developments in the quest for vaccines against tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue, malaria, and hookworm. It also deals with the use of vaccines to fight bioterrorism attacks; regulatory and safety issues; financing issues, impact of health sector reform and the sustainability of immunisation programmes.

Health Conditions In The Americas by Pan American Health Organization

Title Health Conditions in the Americas
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Pan Amer Health Org
Release Date 1994
Category America
Total Pages 905
ISBN 9275115494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The epidemiologic situation in the Region of the Americas has undergone major changes in recent decades as the recent decades as the result of a complex set of processes that have altered the age structure of the population, the rate and extent of urbanization, the labor market, education levels, the ecological situation, and the organization of health services. More than any other factor, however, the situation has been influenced by the existence of deep social inequities and the growth of the population living in poverty. This two-volume work describes the changes that have occurred, with emphasis on the period 1989-1992. The first volume presents a regional overview of the health situation in six chapters plus an annex of health and development indicators. The second volume is made up of country reports that summarize the salient processes and problems in each country. The Pan American Health Organization hopes that the information offered in this publication will assist in decision-making and stimulate continued improvement of the generation, processing, and analysis of increasingly relevant and timely data to aid in framing health policies, reorganizing services, preventing and controlling diseases, and giving attention to priority problems.

Title Health in the Americas 2007
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category America
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1197645044
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author Tania Dmytraczenko
Publisher World Bank Publications
Release Date 2015-06-30
Category Medical
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781464804557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the past three decades, many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit guarantees of affordable care. Reforms have been accompanied by a rise in public spending for health, financed largely from general revenues that prioritized or explicitly target the population without capacity to pay. Political commitment has generally translated into larger budgets as well as passage of legislation that ring-fenced funding for health. Most countries have prioritized cost-effective primary care and adopted purchasing methods that incentivize efficiency and accountability for results, and that give stewards of the health sector greater leverage to steer providers to deliver on public health priorities. Evidence from the analysis of 54 household surveys corroborates that investments in extending coverage are yielding results. Though the poor still have worse health outcomes than the rich, disparities have narrowed considerably - particularly in the early stage of the life course. Countries have reached high levels of coverage and equity in utilization of maternal and child health services; coverage of noncommunicable disease interventions is not as high and service utilization is still skewed toward the better off. Catastrophic health expenditures have declined in most countries; the picture regarding equity, however, is mixed. While the rate of impoverishment owing to health-care expenditures is low and generally declining, 2-4 million people in the countries studied still fall below the poverty line after health spending. Efforts to systematically monitor quality of care in the region are still in their infancy. Nonetheless, a review of the literature reveals important shortcomings in quality of care, as well as substantial differences across subsystems. Improving quality of care and ensuring sustainability of investments in health remain an unfinished agenda.

Health In The Americas And The Pan American Health Organization by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations

Title Health in the Americas and the Pan American Health Organization
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1960
Category Public health
Total Pages 105
ISBN SRLF:A0003705795
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Health In The Americas 2007 by Pan American Health Organization

Title Health in the Americas 2007
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Pan Amer Health Org
Release Date 2007-06-20
Category Medical
Total Pages 1210
ISBN 9275116229
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 2007 edition of Health in the Americas offers two major innovations. The first provides in addition to the present iteration of past trends in the Region a vision of the future of health in the Americas. The second is a series of highlighted profiles on health challenges in each of the countries and how the respective national health sector is responding to those challenges. Public health conditions evolve in and are determined by a larger context of social political economic demographic and epidemiological circumstances; thus this publication includes-in both the regional and the country volumes-an analysis of the general context of those health determinants. Next the Region's and the countries' health status is viewed from the perspectives of specific populations-age ethnic gender and other groups-and of specific health conditions- communicable diseases chronic diseases disasters and the like. Finally the publication elaborates on the health sector's response to those conditions-health policies and legislation health services and systems human resources scientific and technological approaches to the solution of health problems and international collaboration.

International Health by Pan American Health Organization

Title International Health
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Health planning
Total Pages 259
ISBN UOM:49015001395038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alcohol And Public Health In The Americas by Pan American Health Organization

Title Alcohol and Public Health in the Americas
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher World Health Organization
Release Date 2007
Category Medical
Total Pages 50
ISBN IND:30000124966122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of this book is to explain the need for making alcohol a top public health priority in the region and theneed for national and regional action. Current evidencebased research shows that alcohol consumption and drinking patterns in the Americas are at damaging levels, with the region surpassing global averages for many alcohol related problems. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness of numerous public health policies which have been evaluated in different countries and cultures

Pro Salute Novi Mundi by Pan American Health Organization

Title Pro Salute Novi Mundi
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Pan Amer Health Org
Release Date 1992
Category Medical care
Total Pages 290
ISBN UTEXAS:059173014418721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Of Findings10. Other Data Use Interventions: Multicomponent Interventions; Summary of Findings; Recommendations for Improved Monitoring and Evaluation; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Annexes; Annex 1. Search Terms; Annex 2. Theory of Change Definitions; Annex 3. Included Documents Organized by Primary Intervention Type; Annex 4. IDEA Workshop Meeting Agenda and List of Participants; Annex 5. IDEA Evidence Synthesis Table

Title Medicine and Public Health in Latin America
Author Marcos Cueto
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2014-12-15
Category History
Total Pages 318
ISBN 9781107023673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medicine.

Health Systems by Pan American Health Organization

Title Health Systems
Author Pan American Health Organization
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1972
Category Medical care
Total Pages 42
ISBN UOM:39015072170098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global Health Impacts Of Vector Borne Diseases by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Title Global Health Impacts of Vector Borne Diseases
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2016-09-21
Category Medical
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9780309377621
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pathogens transmitted among humans, animals, or plants by insects and arthropod vectors have been responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout recorded history. Such vector-borne diseases â€" including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and plague â€" together accounted for more human disease and death in the 17th through early 20th centuries than all other causes combined. Over the past three decades, previously controlled vector-borne diseases have resurged or reemerged in new geographic locations, and several newly identified pathogens and vectors have triggered disease outbreaks in plants and animals, including humans. Domestic and international capabilities to detect, identify, and effectively respond to vector-borne diseases are limited. Few vaccines have been developed against vector-borne pathogens. At the same time, drug resistance has developed in vector-borne pathogens while their vectors are increasingly resistant to insecticide controls. Furthermore, the ranks of scientists trained to conduct research in key fields including medical entomology, vector ecology, and tropical medicine have dwindled, threatening prospects for addressing vector-borne diseases now and in the future. In June 2007, as these circumstances became alarmingly apparent, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a workshop to explore the dynamic relationships among host, pathogen(s), vector(s), and ecosystems that characterize vector-borne diseases. Revisiting this topic in September 2014, the Forum organized a workshop to examine trends and patterns in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne diseases in an increasingly interconnected and ecologically disturbed world, as well as recent developments to meet these dynamic threats. Participants examined the emergence and global movement of vector-borne diseases, research priorities for understanding their biology and ecology, and global preparedness for and progress toward their prevention, control, and mitigation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Title Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector
Author Anonim
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 2001
Category Assistance in emergencies
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9789275123751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Emergencies and disaster situations are harsh testing grounds for the logistical and organisational capacity of affected countries, and this is especially true in the health sector. The acquisition, storage, mobilisation and distribution of drugs and pharmaceutical supplies to the victims of a disaster require efficient handling and use of resources. This publication provides guidelines for authorities and organisations for the management of planning for disasters, and underlines the fact that each step in the supply chain should be seen as a critical and interrelated link. The techniques and procedures proposed are multi-sectoral in nature and can be used in any type of emergency operation.

Title The Challenge of Epidemiology
Author Carol Buck
Publisher Pan American Health Org
Release Date 1988
Category Epidemiology
Total Pages 989
ISBN 9789275115053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Health Conditions in the Americas
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category America
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9275115494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Smoking and Health in the Americas
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Smoking
Total Pages 213
ISBN PSU:000023308640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Case Studies In Public Health by Theodore H. Tulchinsky

Title Case Studies in Public Health
Author Theodore H. Tulchinsky
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2018-03-12
Category Medical
Total Pages 604
ISBN 9780128045862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Case Studies in Public Health contains selected case studies of some of the most important and influential moments in medicine and epidemiology. The cases chosen for this collection represent a wide array of public health issues that go into the makeup of what can be termed the New Public Health (NPH), which includes traditional public health, such as sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease control, but widens its perspective to include the organization, financing and quality of health care services in a much broader sense. Each case study is presented in a systematic fashion to facilitate learning, with the case, background, current relevance, economic issues, ethical issues, conclusions, recommendation and references discussed for each case. The book is a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers with specialized knowledge who need further information on the general background and history of public health and important scientific discoveries within the field. It is an ideal resource for students in public health, epidemiology, medicine, anthropology, and sociology, and for those interested in how to apply lessons from the past to present and future research. Explores the history of public health through important scientific events and flashpoints Presents case studies in a clear, direct style that is easy to follow Uses a systematic approach to help learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present