CE172/INF/10 Progress Reports on Technical Matters: A. PAHO Disease Elimination Initiative: A Policy for an Integrated Sustainable Approach to Communicable Diseases in the Americas: Progress Report

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In 2019, the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) approved a policy for an integrated sustainable approach to communicable diseases in the Americas (1–3), known as the Elimination Initiative (EI). The EI promotes a life-course, person-centered approach with four dimensions: interrupting endemic transmission, ending mortality, ending morbidity, and preventing disability.