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Uruguay is the first country in Latin America free of the insect that transmits Chagas disease

Uruguay is the first country in Latin America free of the insect that transmits Chagas diseaseThe Pan American Health Organization certified Uruguay as the only country in Latin America free of Triatoma infestans as a public health problem. The insect that transmits Chagas disease, known as the kissing... Read full article.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 11:38
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Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected diseases

Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected diseasesWashington, D.C., 15 May 2012 (PAHO/WHO) More than 100 million people in the Americas suffer from neglected infectious diseases, which tend to affect poor populations. Experts from member countries of the Pan American Health Organization... Read full article...

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 19:45
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News for the STH Control Community. Children Without Worms. Sharing Knowledge and Success StoriesBolivia, April 25, 2012. In 2011, Izumi Foundation awarded CWW a grant to help Bolivia's Ministry of Health and Sport (MSyD) develop and implement an STH control pilot project. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was asked to participate in the project due to their success with a similar project done in 2008 to address fasciola infection. The STH control project, designed around the assumption that infection rates strongly relate to the ecological conditions of an area, will start by mapping "ecoregions." Read full article...

Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 06:01

Taller Regional de Fortalecimiento de la Gestión de Medicamentos con énfasis en 2da Línea (In Spanish)

Belice, 20 de abril de 2012 -- Con la participación de trece países con alta y mediana carga de TB-R, se realizó el “Taller Regional de Fortalecimiento de la Gestión de Medicamentos con énfasis en 2da Línea”, en Belice, por parte de la OPS/OMS PERU, participó la Dra. Anna Volz, Consultora en Tuberculosis, como facilitadora de la reunión al lado de representantes de la Oficina Regional de Tuberculosis de OPS, GDF/OMS y USAID. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:52
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Guatemala es sede de la segunda reunión regional para la eliminación del tracoma en las Américas

Guatemala es sede de la segunda reunión regional para la eliminación del tracoma en las Américas Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 de abril de 2012. Hoy inició la segunda reunión regional de los gerentes de programa de eliminación de tracoma en las Américas. Durante esta actividad los expertos de la región analizarán los avances hacia el logro de la meta de eliminación de la ceguera por tracoma para el año 2015. Este evento durará hasta el miércoles 18 de abril próximo. Leer artículo completo...

 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 05:53
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