PAHO Disease Elimination Initiative. A Policy for an Integrated Sustainable Approach to Communicable Diseases in the Americas; 2019

This policy document considers the Organization’s mandate and existing elimination plans and strategies focusing on various health conditions (3-14). It offers a collective approach and comprehensive strategy for disease elimination, identifies the diseases and related conditions that are potential candidates for elimination in the Region, and indicates common lines of action. The document sets out targets using a novel approach of tackling the four dimensions of elimination, namely: interrupting endemic transmission, ending mortality, ending morbidity, and ending disability, one or more of which may be included in each disease-specific elimination target.

14 Dec 2019