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Regional Status Report 2020: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children in the Americas
Violence against children is widespread in the Region of the Americas and it takes many different, equally unacceptable forms. This report is a major milestone for the Region, because it is the first of its kind and comes at unprecedented times, as the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new urgency for action on violence against children.
Guidance for implementing non pharmacological public health measures in populations in situations of vulnerability in the context of COVID-19
The purpose of this guide is to offer recommendations for improving the implementation of non‑pharmacological public health measures during the COVID-19 response and compliance with these measures by population groups in situations of vulnerability.
The Essential Public Health Functions in the Americas: A Renewal for the 21st Century
This publication presents a renewed conceptual framework for the essential public health functions in the Region of the Americas. It aims to provide greater conceptual clarity and operability to the new scope of action of public health and bridge a gap in conceptual proposals on health system strengthening.
Vaccines save between 2 million and 3 million lives each year and protect the entire population from more than a dozen life-threatening diseases. The objective of these guidelines is to provide tools for staff working in the field of immunization to support effective communication between health personnel and the general population.
This protocol describes the steps and procedures to establish/enhance antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean. It facilitates uniform data collection processes, methods, and tools to ensure data comparability.
This technical document is a framework for action. Its objective is to guide the psychiatric care deinstitutionalization process in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean. This publication summarizes the facilitators and barriers that will be encountered in the deinstitutionalization process and identifies useful and proven interventions.
This publication provides concepts related to the economic rationale for using sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and the costs associated with obesity; key considerations on tax design, including tax types, bases, rates, and responses to frequent questions about the economic impacts of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation.
This abridged version of the Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Follow-Up of at-risk neonates, provides recommendations for the care of newborns up to 2 years of age, corresponding to the first phase of their follow-up.
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a management tool for coordinating incidents or events that may exceed the daily capacity to respond. Most Caribbean countries have adopted the ICS as their standard for emergency response and operational deployment. It is critical to provide training for all first responders who may be called upon to function in an ICS environment. ;