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Virtual Technical Meeting: Elimination of Neglected and Other Poverty-Related Diseases (June 2009)

2009-08-05 16:37:50

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This meeting and the materials prepared in conjunction with it fall within the framework of the topic “Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which was presented and approved by the 144th Session of the Executive Committee, June of 2009, and will be presented in the next Directing Council of the Organization in September 2009.

Objective of the Meeting: To inform the technical counterparts of the Ministries of Health in greater detail regarding the proposal that has been presented to the Governing Bodies of PAHO, indicating rationality, indicator goals and terms.

Participants: The participation of representatives of the Ministries of Health is expected. On the part of PAHO, the technical group preparing the proposal will be present, as well as some of the regional advisers responsible for the subjects that are part of the draft proposal.

Date: 15-17 June 2009.

For the agenda, technical notes, and 10 presentations on the proposed resolution and the current situation of various neglected and poverty-related diseases, see below.

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Resolutions, Technical Guides, and Plans Related to the Elimination of Neglected Diseases

2009-08-04 10:35:51

NTD Resolutions, Plans, GuidesResolutions, Technical Guides, and Plans Related to the Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty

This Excel spreadsheet provides a listing of links to the above-mentioned PAHO/WHO information resources on neglected and other poverty-related diseases in all four official PAHO languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French). It is divided into sections on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a group, Chagas disease, congenital syphilis, human rabies transmitted by dogs, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), malaria, neonatal tetanus, onchocerciasis (river blindness), plague, schistosomiasis (snail fever), soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), and trachoma.

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Epidemiological Profiles of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in LAC

2009-04-21 16:54:54

Epidemiological Profiles, NDs in Latin America and the Caribbean
A study to map diseases of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in the fight to eliminate them

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) continue to suffer from the fact that an exorbitant number of people—nearly 50 million—live in a state of extreme poverty (with an income of less than one dollar a day). Beyond numbers and averages, the lives and hopes of each of these individual men, women, and children are what keep us awake at night in their appeal for us to make ever greater efforts to improve their health and quality of life.

 
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Trust Fund: Prevention, Control & Elimination of Neglected and Other Infectious Diseases in LAC

2009-04-10 14:30:50

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Consultation Meeting on a Trust Fund for the Prevention, Control and Elimination of Neglected and Other Infectious Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean
(Washington, DC, 15–16 December 2008)

This forum, held at PAHO headquarters and in joint partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control, discussed the establishment of a trust fund as an innovative partnership model that would seek to pool public and private resources, as well as individual philanthropists and other benefactors, to support cost-effective neglected infectious disease (NID) prevention, control and elimination efforts, as well as to reduce inequities in health by serving the poorest of the poor in the Region, in full collaboration with the countries, partners and stakeholders.

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