PAHO/WHO has published the 2007 edition of Health in the Americas, a publication prepared every four years with the contribution of many experts from the Region. This edition examines the Region’s progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, the unfinished agendas, the protection of health, emerging threats, as well as the national and international response to these issues. A special section is devoted to the vision of health in the Region regarding the “Health Agenda for the Americas, 2008–2017.”

Volume 1 addresses political, social, and economic aspects of health; demographic and mortality trends; efforts to prevent and control the region’s leading diseases; the effectiveness of health systems and health system reform; and the impact of international and national response to these issues. Volume 2 examines the same topics but from a national perspective, and has 46 chapters with information and analysis for each of the countries or territories in the Americas. The document is available in English and Spanish at: