Policy and Advocacy - Strategies
- PAHO. Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008
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.
- PAHO. Regional Strategy and Plan of Action on an Integrated Approach to the prevention and control of Chronic Diseases, 2007
- PAHO. Trans Fat Free Americas - Declaration of Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Document signed by public health authorities, representatives of the food industry and cooking oil companies, convened by the Pan American Health Organization in the city of Rio de Janeiro 8 – 9 June 2008.
- WHO. 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2008
This document is written primarily for the community of international development partners, as well as those in government and civil society concerned with urgent action to address the rapidly increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)...
- WHO. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2003
- WHO. Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, 2004
The Strategy was developed through a wide-ranging series of consultations with all concerned stakeholders in response to a request from Member States at World Health Assembly 2002 (Resolution WHA55.23).
- WHO. Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, 2010
The harmful use of alcohol causes an estimated 2.5 million deaths every year, of which a significant proportion occur in the young. Alcohol use is the third leading risk factor for poor health globally.
- WHO. School Policy Framework – Implementation of the WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health, 2008
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are by far the leading cause of death in the world and their impact is steadily growing. In 2005, 35 million people died from NCDs which represents 60% of the total number of deaths in that year.
- WHO. Strategy for Prevention and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases, 2002
Respiratory conditions impose an enormous burden on society. According to the WHO World Health Report 2000, the top five respiratory diseases account for 17.4% of all deaths and 13.3% of all Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs).
- PAHO. Priorities for cardiovascular health in the Americas, 2011
Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases combined are the leading causes of death and disability in the world (responsible for 60% of all deaths and 44% of premature deaths).