IHR/Epidemic Alert and Response and Water Borne Diseases
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that Member States increase their efforts to implement prevention and control actions for infections associated with health care, due to the detection and local spread of mutli-resistant microorganisms with New Delhi Metallo-?-lactamase-type (NDM) antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in health services in countries of the Americas.
|Read the full document: 19 December 2012 Nosocomial transmission of NDM-type multiresistant bacteria|
Dominican Republic is first country in the Americas to publish guidelines for clinical management of chikungunya
Prepared by the Ministry of Public Health with support from PAHO/WHO, the guidelines facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the disease.