|Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action|
Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action
This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics. (© PAHO, 2005)
Cancer in the Americas, Country Profiles, 2013
This is a series of factsheets on the state of cancer prevention and control in the countries of the Americas. It is a synthesis of data which is made available to the Pan American Health Organization by its Member States on cancer mortality, cancer risk factors, as well as cancer plans, policies and services. To view the cancer profile, click on the country name below.
PAHO is a proud supporter of the 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5), to be hosted by the Peru National Cancer Institute, in Lima, Peru from November 3 – 6, 2013. This is an opportunity for the public health community to discuss what would be necessary to convert our current knowledge of cancer control into actions for population health.
Visit the website to submit an abstract, apply for a travel grant and get more information. www.ICCC5.com
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization