Adolescents – young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years – are often thought of as a healthy group. Nevertheless, many adolescents do die prematurely due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses that are either preventable or treatable. Many more suffer chronic ill-health and disability. In addition, many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in adolescence. For example, tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, poor eating and exercise habits, lead to illness or premature death later in life.
Reference WHO: http://www.who.int/topics/adolescent_health/en/index.html
Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves one in four without the life-saving treatment but represents a 10% improvement in just two years and puts Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of all other developing regions in levels of ART coverage.
OPS presenta publicación sobre la promoción de conductas saludables entre la población adolescente La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha lanzado una nueva publicación científico-técnica dedicada a la promoción de conductas saludables entre la población adolescente de las Américas.(31/Jul/2008)
Women and Children Must be Shielded Against Impact of Global Food Price Increase. The regional heads of ECLAC, PAHO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, and WFP issued an urgent call on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to take timely action to ensure the protection of children and pregnant and lactating women against soaring food prices.(30/May/2008)
CARMEN School International Course: Social Marketing and Preventing Child Obesity (Santiago, Chile, 26–27 August 2008) The objectives of this course are to Identify the principles that characterize social marketing and planning programs using the marketing mix (the "4 Ps": Product, Price, Place/ distribution, and Promotion) (30/May/2008)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization