|Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action|
Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action
This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics. (© PAHO, 2005)
Leprosy control has improved significantly due to national and subnational campaigns in most endemic countries. Integration of primary leprosy services and effective collaborations and partnerships have led to a considerable reduction in leprosy burden.
Multidrug Therapy (MDT) has transformed leprosy from being a scourge of humankind into a curable disease. However, it remains a neglected disease, despite the efforts of countries like Brazil in the area of all-out elimination. This comprehensive report outlines the many lessons that have been learned and great progress achieved, both in research and in leprosy control. This page offers a summary and access to the full-text report on the WHO website.
This consensus is a collaborative effort of PAHO-Brazil, the Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, and the Lauro de Souza Lima Institute, with the objective of validating the leprosy diagnostic procedures for new cases. The exercise will be carried out in the 23 endemic states during August 2004.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization