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Household vector-borne transmission of chagas disease interrupted in the paraguayan Chaco

Paraguay's National Chagas Disease Program, together with the International Evaluation Commission that visited the country in March 2013, and with the support of experts, technical personnel, and the community, declared that vector-borne transmission of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi by the vector Triatoma infestans had been interrupted in the department of Alto Paraguay.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:31
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PAHO multiplies efforts to combat Chagas disease in Paraguay

The Prevention and Control of Priority Communicable Diseases in South America, project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and executed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), has concentrated its efforts on entomological surveillance of Chagas disease in the Paraguayan Chaco in the indigenous communities of the departments of Boquerón and Presidente Hayes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:05
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Knowledge Center on Public Health and Disasters

Recent years have witnessed an increase in the availability of information sources and resources. Websites have proliferated, along with databases and the generation of information at both nationally and internationally. The field of health and disasters has not been untouched by this development, and indeed has experienced exponential growth in the production of information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:44
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Medical supplies and equipment delivered to the Health Regions of the Chaco

At an official ceremony yesterday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, health authorities and officials from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) delivered medical supplies and equipment with a total value of US$180,000 for the health regions of the Chaco. The items were donated by the CIDA-Canada project.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:39
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PAHO continues to provide assistance in the Chaco

Mr. Roberto Lima, a member of the PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) team sent to the Chaco, reported today that the Organization continues to provide uninterrupted assistance to victims, working alongside staff of SEN (the National Emergency Secretariat), the Red Cross, voluntary firefighters, and Ministry of Health personnel. The assistance includes medical care to affected communities and assistance for people in temporary shelters, who are sleeping in tents and receiving food, water, and clothing, having lost most of their belongings.

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