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)
In a new video series from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), women cancer survivors tell their personal stories to help dispel common myths and raise awareness about the disease.
On World Cancer Day, February 4, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is helping to “Debunk the myths” about cancer in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Whether or not a child gets vaccinated has nothing to do with socio-economic status in Argentina. Health centres right across the country provide all children free and compulsory vaccines against 15 diseases – 16 for girls.
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