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Pan American Health Organization

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Works: 4,963 works in 6,737 publications in 3 languages and 41,238 library holdings
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Roles: Compiler, Other, Editor, Publisher, Originator, Organizer of meeting
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Revista panamericana de salud pública = Pan American journal of public health by Pan American Health Organization( )

in Spanish and English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaccines : preventing disease & protecting health by Pan American Health Organization( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the ways in which vaccines have played a role in improving the health of the world's populations. The book relates successful efforts to fight disease with vaccines and looks at the challenges of using vaccines to cope with emerging and re-emerging diseases. The authors also examine innovative efforts to test the efficacy of vaccines against diseases such as meningococcal infection in Africa, Haemophilus influenza type b, varicella, and hepatitis A, and look at efforts to develop a new generation of vaccines against cholera and tyhoid, shigella, and Helicobacter pylori. It also includes sections on the quest for vaccines against tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue, malaria, and hook-worm; the use of vaccines to fight bioterrorism attacks; and regulatory, safety, and public health issues pertaining to vaccines
Building better health : a handbook of behavioral change by C. David Jenkins( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building Better Health: A Handbook of Behavioral Change is a one-of-kind manual for communities to reduce disease, disability, and premature death throughout the life cycle. It blends proven disease prevention strategies with practical behavioral science principles and methods to create a handy guide that health workers at all levels can use in planning and operating local and regional health programs. The author, C. David Jenkins is an internationally known health worker, researcher and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, of Epidemiology, and of Psychiatry. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and WHO Regional Offices for Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Western Pacific. Dr. Jenkins' text is lively, enthusiastic, accessible -- and anchored in solid science. Wherever in the world health workers fight against disease and disability, this Handbook will become an essential tool. It will be especially useful in the battle against the rising tide of chronic degenerative diseases, lifestyle related diseases, major depression, injuries, and violence. Book jacket."--Jacket
Violence against women : the health sector responds by Marijke Velzeboer( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds provides a strategy for addressing this complex problem and concrete approaches for carrying it out, not only for those on the front lines attending to the women who live with violence, but also for decision-makers who may incorporate the lessons in the development of policies and resources. For those communities where support for women does not yet exist, the authors hope that this book will motivate health providers and leaders to more directly confront the issue of genderrelated violence and ensure support to affected women in resolving th
The health of women in Latin America and the Caribbean by Ruth Levine( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study has two main objectives: 1) to analyze trends and differences in women's health, examples of good practices in delivery and financing of women's health programs; and the key dimensions of women's health that are relevant for the health reforms currently underway in Latin America; and 2) to provide guidance for governments and program designers in addressing the most pressing causes of women's ill health, within the context of broader sectoral and national policies. The report is divided into five sections. This overview highlights the rationale for focusing on the topic of women's health, along with a conceptual framework for understanding the determinants of women's health and the role of health policy. Chapter 1 describes major trends and differentials in women's health in Latin America and the Caribbean, grouping countries into four broad categories according to trends in health, demographic, and socioeconomic indicators. Chapter 2 turns to a discussion of success, utilization, and spending on women's health, providing the results of new analyses for seven countries. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the links between women's health and health reform. It emphasizes potential synergies and opportunities to integrate women's health concerns in broader reform initiatives and points out risks to be avoided. The final chapter presents concluding remarks and recommendations
Exclusion in health in Latin America and the Caribbean by Pan American Health Organization( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the results of studies conducted between 2001 and 2003 in six countries of the Region - the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru - with the objective of characterizing and measuring exclusion in health. The study forms part of a joint initiative between the Pan American Health Organization and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and its findings will be of great use to decision- and policymakers at all levels throughout the regional public health community
Natural disasters : protecting the public's health by Organización Panamericana de la Salud (Wash.)( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is aimed primarily at health sector professionals who participate in disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation. The intersectoral perspective is now so essential, however, that anyone interested in disaster reduction will find here a useful primer. Public health students and professors also can rely on this book as a manual for formal or informal courses
Mantenerse en forma para la vida : necesidades nutricionales de los adultos mayores( )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se basa en una consulta de expertos que analizaron las pruebas cientificas que relacionan el regimen de la alimentacion y otros factores-especialmente el ejercicio-que afectan el estado nutricional, la prevencion de la enfermedad y la promocion de la salud de los adultos mayores
Epidemiological bulletin( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disasters: preparedness and mitigation in the Americas by D.C.) PAHO (Washington( )

in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in health : the magazine of the Pan American Health Organization( )

in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutrition and an active life : from knowledge to action( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco-free youth : a "life skills" primer by Pan American Health Organization( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the ""life skills"" approach to programs designed to prevent the use of tobacco and other substances. ""Life skills"" programs have a proven track record: by teaching such skills as self-awareness, stress management, assertiveness, and negotiation, they give yong people the wherewithal to resist socia
Promoting oral health : the use of salt fluoridation to prevent dental caries by Saskia Estupiñán-Day( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book shows how salt fluoridation has proven to be one of the most cost-effective public health interventions in history and shows countries how to implement programs of their own. 'Promoting Oral Health: The Use of Salt Fluoridation to Prevent Dental Caries' was written by Saskia Estupiñán-Day, head of PAHO's Oral Health Program. The book traces the history of salt fluoridation, first used in Switzerland in the 1950s and later elsewhere in Europe and the Americas. It explains why the practice is better suited to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean than fluoridation of water. Experience has shown that putting fluoride in salt can reduce dental caries by as much as 84% at a cost of 6 cents per person per year. The practice is extremely cost effective, saving an average of $250 per person per year in dental treatment for every $1 spent. It is also highly equitable, benefiting equally rich and poor, young and old, urban and rural dwellers, those with access to professional dental services and those without. The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to plan, promote, launch, operate, monitor and evaluate salt fluoridation programs. It discusses in detail how the salt industry operates, including its manufacturing and marketing practices, and shows how to win the industry's cooperation. The book also provides blueprints for legislation, epidemiological surveillance, and biological monitoring that are necessary for carrying out successful programs."--Publisher's website
Exclusión en salud en países de América Latina y el Caribe by Pan American Health Organization( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La publicación presenta el resultado de los estudios realizados entre 2001 y 2003 en seis países de la Región: Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Perú, Paraguay, y República Dominicana, los que contribuirán a fortalecer el esfuerzo de los países de la Región en la expansión de la protección y garantía de los derechos de sus cuidadanos. El libro será utilidad para los estudiosos, decisores, gestores y líderes de la sociedad que trabajan en pos de lograr el objectivo de salud para todos en condiciones de equidad, dignidad y respeto a las características culturales propias de los doversos pueblos d
Children's health and the environment in North America : a first report on available indicators and measures by Québec) Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Montréal( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization by Pan American Sanitary Bureau( )

in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutrition, development, and social behavior : proceedings by David J Kallen( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to Japanese art discusses the meaning of various symbols, the influence of religion on art, and makes art a part of every day life in Japan
Tabaquismo y salud en las Américas : informe de la Cirujana General, 1992, en colaboración con la Organización Panamericana de la Salud( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control of yellow fever : field guide by Pan American Health Organization( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This field guide was designed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to offer health workers at different levels of the health care system and different programs in the schools of health sciences the tools to control jungle yellow fever and prevent its reurbanization in the Region of the Americas. It emphasizes clinical and epidemiological aspects of the disease, together with prevention and control strategies. It also offers practical exercises on a clinical case and outbreak for use in training health workers, especially local personnel in enzootic areas. The field guide covers pre
 
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Building better health : a handbook of behavioral change
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Building better health : a handbook of behavioral changeViolence against women : the health sector respondsThe health of women in Latin America and the CaribbeanExclusion in health in Latin America and the CaribbeanNatural disasters : protecting the public's healthNutrition and an active life : from knowledge to actionTobacco-free youth : a "life skills" primerPromoting oral health : the use of salt fluoridation to prevent dental cariesControl of yellow fever : field guide
Alternative Names

controlled identityPan American Sanitary Organization

controlled identityWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for the Americas

Amerika Hoken Kiko

Amerikan terveysjärjestö

Comité Regional de la OMS para las Américas

Den panamerikanske helseorganisasjonen

O.P.S.

O.P.S. (Pan American Health Organization)

Oficina Panamericana de la Salud.

Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana

OPAS

OPAS (Pan American Health Organization)

OPS

OPS/OMS.

OPS (Organisation panaméricaine de la santé)

OPS (Pan American Health Organization)

Organisacion Sanitária Panamericana.

Organisation mondiale de la santé. Organisation panaméricaine de la santé

Organisation mondiale de la santé. Organización Panamericana de la Salud

Organisation mondiale de la santé. Pan American Health Organization

Organisation pan-américaine de la santé

Organisation panaméricaine de la santé

Organisation sanitaire panaméricaine

Organització Panamericana de la Salut

Organização Mundial da Saúde. Comité Regional para as Américas

Organização Pan-americana da Saúde

Organização Pan-Americana de Saúde

Organização Panamericana da Saúde

Organização Panamericana de Saúde.

Organizacín Sanitaria Panamericana.

Organización Mundial de la Salud Comité Regional para las Américas

Organización Mundial de la Salud Organización Panamericana de la Salud

Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

Organización Sanitaira Panamericana

Organización Sanitaria Panamericana

P.A.H.O.

P.A.H.O. (Pan American Health Organization)

PAHO

PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)

Pan American Health Organization.

Panamerikanische Gesundheitsorganisation

Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas

Sefydliad Iechyd Traws-America

Washington (D.C)

World Health Organization Comité Regional para las Américas

World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization

World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Americas

Панамериканская организация здравоохранения

アメリカ ホケン キコウ

汎米保健機構

泛美洲醫療組織

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (29)

French (2)