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Expertos en resistencia a los antimaláricos se reúnen en Panamá

Expertos participantes en la reuniónUn grupo de expertos en la vigilancia y tratamiento de la malaria trabajan en la ciudad de Panamá en la elaboración de una guía de orientación para el monitoreo de la resistencia a los medicamentos antimaláricos en situaciones de baja transmisión.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 03:13

Facts and Myths about the Safety of the Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009 Vaccine

1. Is the influenza pandemic real?

Yes, it’s a real pandemic. To date, it has caused the death of over 17,000 people, despite a rapid reaction from public health authorities. This is not the final figure, as the full magnitude of the pandemic’s impact in terms of people infected and killed is yet be determined. 

This is a novel influenza virus that spread worldwide in just a few weeks. The belief that the influenza (H1N1) pandemic is a hoax is scientifically mistaken and historically incorrect.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:47

World Malaria Day: Counting Malaria Out

(Washington DC, April 22, 2010)

A discussion on the current situation of malaria and ensuing challenges being faced in the region of Americas was delivered by Dr. Rainier Escalada from Pan American Health Organization. He emphasized the importance of maintaining continuing support to the region in order to further decrease the disease burden to the point of elimination.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 09:51

Malaria Burden More than Halved in the Americas

Efforts of countries and key stakeholders in the battle against malaria have contributed to a 53 percent reduction in the disease burden in the Americas since 2000. Yet more than 200 million people continue to be at risk of contracting the disease, and the achievement of targets are threatened by natural disasters and continuing social problems in various communities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 09:41

Data from prevalence surveys conducted by the Pan American Health Organization in nine (9) countries revealed that the marginal and poor populations are who have a higher prevalence of blindness and visual disability. The burden of visual impairment in Latin America and the Caribbean is not distributed uniformly; in many countries it is estimated that for every 1 million population 5,000 are blind, and 20,000 are visually impaired, at least two thirds are attributable to treatable conditions such as cataract, refractive errors, diabetic retinopathy, childhood blindness, glaucoma, onchocerciasis and trachoma.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 17:56
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