|Collection of Legal Guidelines for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in Latin America|
Legislation on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases
Legislation is a fundamental tool for implementing health policies. The legal guidelines applicable to chronic disease prevention and control determine the obligations of authorities and healthcare providers when they carry out preventive programs and offer treatment to people suffering from these diseases. The flip side of this obligation is the human right to demand action in the areas of prevention and care.
Full text (in Spanish, 233 pp.)
The purpose of this study is to compile existing legislation in the area of chronic disease prevention and control in the Latin American countries related to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. The work also carries out a situation analysis for the Region by trying to identify any legal gaps that might exist.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization