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Policy and Advocacy

2012-12-31 00:00:00

 Policy and Advocacy

The policy line of action in the Regional Strategy for Chronic Diseases encourages and provides technical cooperation for the establishment of sound and explicit public policies that support better health status and a life free of chronic disease-related disability, in initiatives taken to establish public health policies based on key WHO resolutions and recommendations that will address the broad social, economic, and political determinants of health.

Advocacy will be utilized to advance policy and institutional changes that will support chronic disease programs. It will emphasize the key role of governmental functions and empower the health sector to engage other sectors in collaborative actions to ensure that chronic disease issues are collectively addressed.

Health promotion and advocacy are one of the main thrusts of the policy line of action. This involves IEC campaigns (information/education/communication) to help people and health professionals become more aware of health issues. It also means raising awareness among not only the general public but policy-makers as well, as well as capacity-building and intersectorial (public, private, civil society) collaboration.


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Survey on Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Disease Risk Factors: Central America

2010-06-21 16:14:45

CAMDI multinational surveyThe Central American Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI) conducted a series of surveys in Central America, with the following objectives:

  • Determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in people 20 years of age and older in a sample taken from six Central American populations (urban areas of San José, Costa Rica; Santa Tecla, San Salvador, El Salvador; Villanueva, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Managua, Nicaragua; and the national population of Belize).
  • Determine the prevalence of major risk factors diabetes and hypertension in six Central American populations.
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Survey on Diabetes, Hypertension, and Chronic Disease Risk Factors: San José, Costa Rica

2010-06-21 12:59:12

Encuesta CAMDI Costa RicaSince March 2000, Costa Rica has been part of the Central American Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI), a subregional initiative sponsored by PAHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA). Within this framework, a survey was carried out in all the capital cities of the Central American isthmus. The fundamental purpose is of this research was to serve as a starting point for the implementation of chronic disease surveillance and control of in the Central American subregion.

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Survey on Diabetes, Hypertension, and Chronic Disease Risk Factors: Managua, Nicaragua, 2010

2010-06-21 12:20:58

Encuesta CAMDI NicaraguaWith the objective of acquiring a better knowledge of the current situation of diabetes mellitus in the population of 20 years and older in Managua, the Central American Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI) conducted its first survey on diabetes and hypertension in 2003. The secondary objectives of the study were to measure the prevalence of risk factors for diabetes and hypertension as well as the relationship between the prevalence of these diseases and their risk factors, while studying the population's demographic, environmental, social, cultural, and economic features.

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