|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)
70 years ago in Bambui, an Chagas endemic township in Minais Girais, Brazil, Dr. Emanuel Dias, reference and main figure of the second generation of "chagas scholars", founded what is now the health facility "Emanuel Dias". (In Spanish)
Entre el 24 y 28 de junio del presente año, una misión internacional de expertos llevó a cabo una identificación y evaluación de la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial intradomiciliar de Trypanosoma cruzi por Rhodnius prolixus en distintos municipios de los Departamentos de Arauca, Casanare, Boyacá y Santander.
During the 14th Meeting (13-14 November 2012) of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Initiative of Central American Countries for the Interruption of Vectoral and Transfusional Transmission and Medical Care of Chagas Disease (IPCA) Belize was certified with the Standard of Interruption of Vectoral Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi).
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization