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)
Breast cancer can be detected early and treated effectively. This is the message PAHO is promoting throughout the month of October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Civil society engagement and governmental cooperation will serve to improve the prevention and control of cancer and the elimination of inequities regarding access to health services. A major commitment to strengthen health policies and financing schemes for the prevention of cancer and comprehensive programs, and the support of society to raise the level of women's empowerment is required.
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.
Dispelling myths can help prevent cancer deaths (02/03/2014)
Preventing cervical cancer in Argentina (05/28/2013)
Derribando mitos sobre el cáncer (02/05/2013)
Cuba – Battling cancer with biotechnology (02/03/2013)
World Cancer Day, 4 February 2013 (02/02/2013)
World Cancer Day: "Together it is possible" (02/03/2012)