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)
- Leprosy in Cuba, 2007
- The Burden of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean Compared with Some Other Communicable Diseases, 2006
- Leprosy in Ecuador, 2006
In Ecuador, leprosy control can be divided into two stages: before and after multidrug therapy (MDT). Before MDT, the disease was considered incurable and mutilating; patients were kept apart from others and isolated in leper colonies, repelled by both society and medical staff, thus resulting in their being transferred to remote places. After MDT, the panorama changed.
- Leprosy Detection Rate, 2005
- Situation Report: Leprosy in the Americas 2007
The endemic countries of the Americas continued to take substantive action that helped keep leprosy on the political agenda, as well as implementing the Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Leprosy Burden and Sustaining Control Activities.
- Weekly epidemiological record, 2006
The Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Leprosy Burden and Sustaining Leprosy Control Activities (Plan Period: 2006–2010) has evolved from the WHO Strategic Plan for the Elimination of Leprosy 2000–2005.
- Leprosy Situation: Region of the Americas, beginning of 2006
Leprosy Situation: Region of the Americas, beginning of 2006
- Leprosy Detection Rate, 2006
Leprosy Detection Rate in the Americas.
- Status of Leprosy in the Region of the Americas, 2005
The WHO Region of the Americas consists of 35 countries with a total population of approximately 879,617,000 inhabitants as of 2004. In the Region, there are very large countries—such as the United States, Brazil, and Mexico—that represent 66.2% of the total population, as well as very small countries—such as Grenada, Aruba, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Bermuda, among others— that make up barely 0.06%.
- Weekly epidemiological record, 2004