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- PAHO. Non-communicable diseases in the Americas: cost-effective interventions for prevention and control – issue brief on non-communicable diseases. 2011
Although the magnitude of the problem is large and projected to increase, many options exist to prevent and manage the major NCDs (cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes)
- PAHO. The economic burden of non-communicable diseases in the Americas – issue brief on non-communicable diseases, 2011
The costs of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to the health system, businesses and individuals, are significant and growing.
- PAHO. FAQs on the United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), 2011
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main decisionmaking body of the UN, representing all 192 Member States.
- PAHO. Non-communicable diseases on global agendas – issue brief on non-communicable diseases, 2011
Global health agendas have organized efforts and funds from governments, donors, health professionals, and civil society around specific objectives and targets.
- PAHO. Non-communicable diseases in the Americas: all sectors of society can help solve the problem – issue brief on non-communicable diseases, 2011
In response to the high incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in Latin American and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization developed the Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control. The Regional Strategy aims to fortify cervical cancer programs, promoting a comprehensive strategy to approach the natural history of the disease, from primary prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment and palliative care; stimulating the introduction of new technologies and approaches to improve the effectiveness of existing programs.