|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)
A year ago, Cleotilde Acosta's four children were having problems sleeping and eating. “Before they received the deparasitation treatment, they would wake up frightened in the middle of the night,” recalls this mother in Santa María del Carbón, an indigenous Pech community in the municipality of San Esteban, department of Olancho, Honduras. “Now their stomachs are better, they have healthy appetites, and the ones in school are learning to read,” she adds with a grateful smile.
The aim of the meeting is to intensify integrated efforts to control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis infections in the Region of the Americas as part of the goals for control and elimination of Neglected Infectious Diseases established by countries in the PAHO Directing Council Resolution CD49.R19 in 2009, WHO roadmap on NTDs and the London Declaration of 2012.
This workshop will aim to promote country to intensify integrated efforts for controlling Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases infections, and specially to promote the implementation of integrated deworming actions within preexistent health platforms in the Region of the Americas, as part of the goals for the control and elimination of BNeglected Infectious Diseases established by countries in PAHO DIrecting Council Resolution CD49.R19 of 2009 and the WHO RoadMap on NTD of 2012.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization