About 20 international experts from 13 countries as well as 40 national experts from more than 15 states participated in the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN) meeting, which was held at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Country Office in Brasilia, Brazil from March 12th to 14th, 2013.
Del 14 al 16 de agosto de 2012, el Ministerio de Salud y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud realizaron el Foro Nacional y la Reunión Internacional sobre brotes de leptospirosis, con el objetivo de debatir en sesiones técnicas los resultados de los aspectos más relevantes del estudio de “Identificación de factores conductores para brotes de leptospirosis en Nicaragua”.
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)