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Evaluation of the National Plan for the Prevention of Neglected Infectious Diseases Reveals Progress and Outlines Next Steps to Take

altSan Salvador, June 20, 2012 — A team from the Regional Program for Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with staff from the Ministry of Health (MINSAL), evaluated the National Plan for the Prevention, Control, and Elimination of NIDs, the progress of the prevalence study “Geohelminth Infection and Malaria,” and advances in the implementation of the malaria elimination strategy. They also confirmed major progress in the area of vector-borne diseases.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2013 17:06
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Improving Patient Safety: Preventing Infections in Newborns

altSan Salvador, May 8, 2012 — With the object of upgrading skills related to patient safety and reducing care-associated newborn infection rates care at the National Maternity Hospital, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), held three workshops to train all physicians in the neonatal department and hospital administration.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:24
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El Salvador makes progress toward gender equity

altSan Salvador, March 30, 2012. With technical assistance from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the first workshop was held on the theoretical underpinnings for the development of gender and health indicators for the analysis of the situation of women and men throughout the lifecourse, and how to approach health issues differentially.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:23
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Epidemiology course concludes with dozens of health professionals trained to offer timely response to outbreaks

altSan Salvador, March 15, 2012 — An official ceremony marked the end of the course “Modules on the Principles of Epidemiology for Disease Control,” or MOPECE. This training provided basic tools for the professionals who successfully completed it to evaluate field research from a technical standpoint, thus meeting the objective of providing an immediate, timely response to an outbreak.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 15:01
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Facilitator Training Contributes to Improvement of Health Services Provided by the Salvadoran Social Security Institute and Strengthens El Salvador’s Epidemic Alert and Response Capacity

altSan Salvador, February 28, 2012 — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a training workshop for facilitators on the “Modules of the Principles of Epidemiology for Disease Control,” or MOPECE, which trains health professionals to apply the epidemiological concepts, methods, and approach to disease control and health events in the population.  

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 17:16
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