|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)
In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Whether or not a child gets vaccinated has nothing to do with socio-economic status in Argentina. Health centres right across the country provide all children free and compulsory vaccines against 15 diseases – 16 for girls.
National health authorities and key opinion leaders from nine countries in Latin America [Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru] gathered together to discuss their experiences and needs to scale up access to cervical cancer and breast cancer prevention and early detection strategies, using new technologies and approaches.
The mHealth initiative called Get The Message Campaign aimed to educate, inform and advocate throughout the Caribbean region for the greater awareness on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and in support of the United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs...
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