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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)  
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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 07:08


2014

In the Americas, one in five people with tuberculosis is unaware of the disease (03/21/2014)

One in five people infected with tuberculosis in the Americas remains unaware of the disease, due to failure to access health services or because they are not properly diagnosed, according to estimates by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Update: World TB Day 2014 (03/19/2014)

Update: World TB Day 2014

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2013

Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance (10/23/2013)

PAHO-USAID Training Program in Tuberculosis: Terms of Reference 2013-2014 (10/18/2013)

New PAHO publication “Tuberculosis in the Americas: Regional Report 2012” (09/12/2013)

Patients with Tuberculosis in the Dominican Republic Need More Social Protection to Offset Expenses, Study Says (06/19/2013)

Entrevista: La Tuberculosis es una enfermedad del pasado muy presente en la región (Only available in Spanish) (03/22/2013)

PAHO/WHO urges stepped-up efforts against TB in vulnerable urban groups in the Americas (03/18/2013)

World TB Day: Experts to discuss TB prevention and control in big cities (03/17/2013)

Situación de la implementación de las actividades de colaboración TB-VIH en las Américas. Resultados de una encuesta en los países de la Región – 2012 (01/14/2013)

2012

Call for Applications to the Regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) (11/15/2012)

USAID triples its financial support for PAHO/WHO project to fight tuberculosis in Latin America and the Caribbean (10/31/2012)

Taller Regional de Fortalecimiento de la Gestión de Medicamentos con énfasis en 2da Línea (In Spanish) (04/20/2012)

2011

USAID Grants PAHO $5 Million to Improve Health in Latin America and the Caribbean (11/21/2011)

World TB Day: Innovate to Accelerate Progress Toward Tuberculosis Elimination (03/24/2011)

2010

WHO: New Quick Test a Milestone for Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Care (12/08/2010)

Guidelines Improve Access of Health Workers to HIV and TB Services (12/03/2010)

PAHO Cites TB Progress, Honors Innovation on World TB Day (03/15/2010)

2009

36 Million People With TB Cured Using the Stop TB Strategy (12/07/2009)

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