This RFP will fund three (3) research proposals that aim to show how existing or potential agriculture and food policies or technological innovations (e.g. biotechnology) can make a contribution to population health and diet with focus on obesity and non-communicable disease in Latin America and the
This fact sheet was distributed by PAHO when the Organization was invited to participate in a panel briefing convened by the US Congressional Global Health Caucus and Medtronic on "Chronic Disease in Emerging Countries" at Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, on 13 July 2009. The purpose of the event was to call attention to the growing and devastating impact, both social and economic, of such diseases.
This paper identifies, reviews, and examines legislation in English-speaking Caribbean countries and territories applicable to the prevention and control of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and the need to enact further legislation to prevent chronic noncommunicable diseases. It also acknowledges the role played by PAHO and CARICOM in their efforts and commitment to fight these diseases. (Washington, DC, June 2010)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization