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file icon Action Plan 2008-2012hot!Tooltip 12/14/2010 Hits: 286

4 year internal action plan on Health and Tourism for PAHO

file icon Action Plan year Onehot!Tooltip 12/14/2010 Hits: 278

General Objective:

To further a line of work aimed at incorporating health and human development priorities in policy making in the area of tourism.

Specific Objectives:

1.To study the health and environmental impact of tourism for both the tourists and the host populations.

2. To study the social impact of tourism and how it relates to the following:

2.1  Cultural perceptions of health

2.2  Children and adolescent health

2.3   Communicable diseases

2.4   Healthy working conditions

2.5  Increasing violence

2.6  Gender issues

2.7  Increasing the poverty gap

3. To review environmental concerns as they refer to water sanitation, living conditions and adherence environmental policies and regulations.

4. To explore new concerns involving emerging and reemerging infectious diseases in reference to host country and travelers in relation to:

4.1  Food and water transmission

4.2   Sexual transmission

4.3 Vector transmission

4.4 Ignorance on the part of travelers in reference to immunizations and prevailing diseases in host country.

5. To analyze the impact of tourism over the health systems of host countries:

5.1  Emergency services.

5.2   International health services

5.3  Equity gaps at the level of general population

5.4  Environment and sanitation services

6. To promote the production of scientific literature on the subject

file icon RESSCAD Action Plan and Strategies 2004hot!Tooltip 12/14/2010 Hits: 337

El turismo es una de las principales industrias que contribuye al desarrollo socioeconómico de la Región de las Américas y tiene estrechas vinculaciones con aspectos de salud. La salud es un indicador e instrumento del desarrollo económico y desempeña una función importante en el sector turismo. La interacción Turismo y Salud nos lleva a buscar las estrategias para el promoción de la salud en el contexto del desarrollo del turismo.

Los países participantes en RESSCAD consideran la necesidad de abordar integralmente, el tema de turismo y salud desde el nivel sub-regional, con miras a potenciar los esfuerzos nacionales dirigidos a proteger y vigilar la salud relacionado con las actividades turísticas.