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Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis

The Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention, control, and elimination of communicable diseases and zoonosis.

It strives to achieve a sustainable impact on health by providing normative guidance, furthering the implementation of evidence-based interventions, and fostering alliances that strengthen country capacity, improve the effectiveness of inter-country collaboration, and facilitate policy and decision making processes through improved health information coverage, analysis and quality at all levels.

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Countries of the Americas aim to halt transmission of schistosomiasis by 2020

 Representatives of countries affected by schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic infection, met last week in Puerto Rico to define a roadmap for halting transmission and verifying the elimination of the disease. Schistosomiasis affects primarily school-age children in rural areas of certain countries in the Americas.

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Integrated Vector Control

Health Information and Analysis

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Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department
www.paho.org/cha

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
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