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AMCHA5th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Initiative for the Surveillance and Prevention of Chagas Disease in the Amazon Region (AMCHA) (28–30 October 2008)
Objectives
  • Communicate the current situation vis-à-vis the surveillance and prevention of Chagas disease in the Amazon.
  • Examine what the countries did in 2007/2008 and share plans for 2008/2009.
  • Review vectoral, transfusional and digestive transmission of Chagas disease in the subregion, as well as comprehensive care for dealing with the disease. Look at Chagas disease from a foodborne perspective with its peculiarities in the Amazon.
  • Chagas 2010: its insertion into the global agenda.

icon Report (47 pp)

AMCHAThis report (primarily in Spanish) begins with reports from the participating countries (Guyana's is in English): 

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Peru
  • Venezuela

Next there are special presentations on:

  • Vectoral, oral, and transfusional transmission of Chagas Disease in the Amazon: Context, Presence and detection, Presence and ecology, Practical recommendations
  • Curent status of transfusional transmission of T. cruzi Conclusions and recommendations
  • Training at the primary-care level in diagnostics, management, prevention, and control of Chagas outbreaks as a foodborne disease: Specific aspects of the Amazon
  • Conclusions and recommendations

The agenda and list of participants are attached as annexes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 08:20

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