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)
Brazil and Venezuela agree to joint action to eliminate river blindness in Yanomami area
Officials from Brazil and Venezuela today signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen joint action to eliminate onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, from the Yanomami area, the last “focus” (known endemic area) in the Americas, which is shared by both countries.