Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases
The Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases (CHA/VT), part of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis (CHA), is the group inside PAHO assigned to the area of infectious disease; surveillance, prevention, and control. The focus and activities of the project—mission, aims, strategies, and lines of action—are summarized in this fact sheet.
Growing up without parasites
Intestinal parasites are a threat to child growth and development. They cause malnutrition, anemia and other illnesses that lead to absenteeism and poor performance in school. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 46 million children are at risk. Watch this video to learn more about parasites from three students who received preventive treatment as part of a campaign carried out by the Honduran government with support from PAHO/WHO and Canada.
:: Scientific and Technical Materials
- WHO. World Malaria Report
- WHO. Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance Results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs: Round 4. 2012
- WHO. Weekly epidemiological record. Global leprosy situation, 2012