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Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases

The Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases (CHA/VT), part of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis (CHA), is the group inside PAHO assigned to the area of infectious disease; surveillance, prevention, and control. The focus and activities of the project—mission, aims, strategies, and lines of action—are summarized in this fact sheet.

 

Leonel Messi ayuda a generar conciencia sobre la enfermedad de Chagas, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Salud

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El futbolista del FC Barcelona Leonel Messi protagoniza un video en el que llama a destinar más recursos y medicamentos a la lucha contra el mal de Chagas, una enfermedad silenciosa transmitida por un insecto que afecta a entre 6 y 8 millones de personas, principalmente en las Américas.

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Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department
Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases Unit
www.paho.org/vt

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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