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This biannual International Dengue Course is dedicated to strengthening capacities in dengue control and prevention. It is organized by the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector, located within the "Pedro Kourí" Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), and sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, PAHO, WHO, and the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).

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Women waiting to be seen at a hospital in HaitiLa carga sanitaria, económica, social y educativa derivada de un conjunto de enfermedades "olvidadas" o "desatendidas" en América Latina y el Caribe podría ser mayor que el impacto del VIH, la TB y la malaria a pesar de que existen ya las herramientas y tecnologías costo-eficaces necesarias para emprender el control e incluso la eliminación de muchas de ellas, expertos dijeron hoy.

Sample ImageDespite a reduction by 90% in human and canine cases in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization says that more coordinated action is needed at all levels to work together with clear determination and help make rabies history. World Rabies Day 2008 will take place September 28th.

Washington, D.C., September 26, 2007 (PAHO)—Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute, and to become partners in promoting healthy diets throughout the Americas.

 When envisioning the future of public health in the Americas, we can and should dare to dream of victories that greatly benefit all citizens and have a real impact on the human development levels of our peoples.
Eliminating certain illnesses or diseases that still afflict our peoples even though we possess the knowledge and tools with which to make them virtually disappear is one of those achievable dreams."   

San José, Costa Rica, 7—10 November 2005


  • Update National Directors of Epidemiology and Malaria Programs in the Americas on the current situation of malaria worldwide and in the Region of the Americas.

(Lima, Peru, 20—22 April 2005)

Meeting sponsored by PAHO and three US government agencies:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and
Agency for International Development (USAID)

(Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26—28 February 2004)

Executive Summary

As it is customary, the Third Joint Meeting of the Networks for Surveillance of Emerging Infectious Diseases was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 26 to 28 February 2004, immediately before the International Emerging Infectious Diseases Meeting (2004), so that participants could take advantage of the latter.

(Atlanta, Georgia, 23-24 March 2002)

Rapidly transmitted emerging and reemerging diseases require surveillance systems of great sensitivity that make it possible to act immediately to impede the spread of an outbreak or to control epidemics. In this context, a new paradigm of global collaboration has been established: teamwork through the establishment of surveillance networks.

Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health