Strategy and Plan of Action for Prevention, Control and Care of Chagas Approved

Aprueban Estrategia y Plan de acción para la prevención, control y atención del ChagasThe parasitic disease is endemic to 21 countries in the Americas. With an annual incidence of 41,000 cases in the Region, it is estimated that Chagas disease affects about 8 million people and causes on average about 12,000 deaths each year. During the 50th Meeting of PAHO’s Directing Councel, Member States undertook to carry out a strategy to cope with the disease. They will strengthen ties with institutions in order to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

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