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BASIC DOCUMENTS of the Pan American Health Organization, Eighteenth Edition

This publication includes the basic documents pertaining to the governance of the Pan American Health Organization, including the Pan American Sanitary Code; the constitutions of the Pan American Health Organization and of the World Health Organization; the Rules of Procedure of the Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Directing Council, and the Executive Committee; and the Financial Regulations of the Pan American Health Organization.

The Basic Documents are a valuable tool for a wide range of users, particularly public health administrators and policy makes in a governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations. This publication in available in English and in Spanish, and the electronic version can be accessed through the Pan American Health Organization's website (

icon Basic Documents of the Pan American Health Organization, Eighteenth Edition
Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 06:48

Health in the Americas, 2002 Edition

Health in the Americas, 2002 Edition, is the Pan American Health Organization flagship publication analyzing the health situation and trends in the Region of the Americas.

In this 2002 edition, the analysis of Health in the Americas is oriented toward documenting inequalities in health. In order to best show the analysis at both the Regional and country levels, this edition, as were previous ones, is presented in two volumes. Volume I's eight chapters present a Regional perspective on the current health situation. This volume includes analyses of the status and trends of several important health and health-related indicators and determinants, ranging from mortality and changes in life expectancy to the impact that income-level and income-distribution inequalities have on the population's health.

Volume II presents the most up-to-date health situation analysis for each of the 48 countries and territories of the Americas. This volume is a product of a Region wide analytical effort that is conducted using a common framework that includes an analysis of overall health status, specific health problems, and the response of health systems and services.

icon Health in the Americas - 2002 edition Volume I | icon Health in the Americas, 2002 Edition - Volume II

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:47

Health Agenda for the Americas 2008–2017

The Governments of the Region of the Americas jointly establish this Health Agenda to guide the collective action of national and international stakeholders who seek to improve the health of the peoples of this Region over the next decade.

Health Agenda for the Americas 2008–2017 - Agenda de Salud para las Américas 2008-1017 - Programme d’action sanitaire pour les Amériques 2008–2017 - Agenda de Saúde para as Américas 2008–2017

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 16:02

Health Situation in the Americas: Basic Indicators 2009

Chronic noncommunicable diseases currently are reaching epidemic proportions in the Americas and are contributing substantially to overall mortality and disease burden in the Region. They result from complex and dynamic socially determined health processes, including epidemiological and demographic transitions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:01

International Classifications of Diseases, ICD-10 (available in Spanish)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched the new edition of the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization, 10th Revision (ICD-10), which has been fully updated.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:03
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