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About the PCPCD in Ecuador

Chagas disease

The goal is to strengthen epidemiological and entomological surveillance of Chagas disease with community participation in the provinces of El Oro, Loja and Manabi. Actions were initiated in 2007. 

In 2009, the PCPCD was expanded to include actions to support surveillance activities in in Guayas to ensure coverage along the entire coastal region of the country. Actions in entomological surveillance have been carried out in 778 dwellings in El Oro in 24 localities, 14,637 dwellings in Guayas in 3 localities, 2,624 dwellings in Manabi in 49 localities and 118 dwellings in Loja in 6 localities.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 05:28


The PCPCD has supported the development of the national integrated management plan for dengue prevention and control (EGI-dengue) as well as the strengthening the clinical management of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever at the community level.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 05:20

IMCI Strategy

In Ecuador, the target areas of the IMCI project are the Provinces of Azuay, Guayas, Imbabura, Los Rios and Pichincha. Actions in clinical and community IMCI are being implemented in ten cantons. The PCPCD supports the priority of the Ministry of Public Health, to strengthen neonatal health at the national level.

The incorporation of the community IMCI component place emphasis on the cantons as a way to develop social and community mobilization and promote health family and social practices. In 2009 an intercultural and gender perspective was integrated into this component.


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:56

IMCI Toolbox (Publications available in Spanish)









Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 03:47

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