|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)
The Cuban-American singer, two-time Grammy award-winner Jon Secada, whose father died of hepatitis, teamed up with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and urges everyone to learn more and to get tested for the virus.
Please join us for the launch of the Viral Hepatitis Global Policy Report in advance of World Hepatitis Day (28 July) live via webinar on Wednesday, 24th July 2013, at 12.30pm CET (Geneva time). The report outlines the policies in place for viral hepatitis across the world. 126 Member States participated in this study.
Viral hepatitis affects some 424 million people throughout the world, killing 1.4 million per year as a result of complications such as acute liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. The disease is sometimes called a "silent epidemic" because most people who are infected are unaware of their status.
PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization