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The U.S.–Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project: prevalence study of type 2 diabetes and its risk factors
This is a report of the results of the Diabetes Prevalence Study, Phase I, of the U.S.–Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project, a unique study that considered the border area of the United States and Mexico as an epidemiologic unit. The study included a representative sample of the border population from both sides with the same methodology. It provided valuable information on the prevalence of diabetes, characteristics of those affected, and the risk factors.
Sixty Years of Commitment to Border Health: United States-Mexico Border Field Office of the Pan American Health Organization
This volume, for which it is my pleasure to contribute these introductory remarks, brings to light the glorious past and presence of our PAHO Border Field Office and serves to reaffirm our commitment to continue in the service of border health through technical expertise and skill in mobilizing institutions and promoting exchange and coordination among those who have long served this noble cause as well as those who have only recently taken up the challenge.
The numerous articles contained in this volume, prepared by professionals in their fields, show how climate change is manifested in our region, as well as its consequences for human behavior and specifically for health. We seek to ensure the active involvement of all health-related institutions (including health services and systems) and their vigilance in protecting the environment and reducing the harmful effects of climate change, empowering the citizenry in this regard, and seeking out new and better ways to live in harmony with nature.
[Introduction]. Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. Repeated epidemics of dengue and severe dengue affect millions of individuals each year in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, including Central and South America and the Caribbean. Following the end of the Aedes aegypti eradication campaign in the 1960s for the control of Yellow Fever the efforts to control this vector were not maintained. As a result all areas that were formerly free of this vector were re-infested, which permitted the introduction ...
[Introduction].The purpose of the present work is to describe the procedure whereby a tax on sugar- sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods was implemented as a public health strategy in Mexico. This document is an attempt to make our experience public so that useful elements can be replicated in other contexts and further interventions be developed to improve health.
Health in South America 2008: Situation Overview Focused on Priority Aspects of the South American Health Agenda
[Executive Summary]. This document presents an overview of the health situation in South America based on the latest available information. It considers the political, economic and social contexts and emphasizes social determinants and health system organization and performance, with special attention paid to human resources and medicines. The document seeks to offer basic information and a context for discussion, with a view to guiding the development of proposals and plans by specific technical groups of UNASUR Salud. The document has ...
[Executive Summary]. The issues presented in this health situation overview in South America include: the political, economic, demographic and social development context; the relevant social determinants of health; the environment and human security; health conditions and its trends; policies, social and health protection systems; knowledge, information and technology; international cooperation and the sub-regional approach to health agendas. In terms of the interaction between health and development, the first four chapters refer to relevant ...
The goal of the U.S.-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project is to reduce the impact of diabetes on the residents living along the U.S.-Mexico border, through a model of participation and shared leadership along the border region.
Este primer Folleto de Indicadores Básicos de la Frontera México-Estados Unidos 2003 contiene información cuantitativa de una serie de indicadores, algunos de ellos no contenidos en otros folletos a nivel de las Américas, pero que debido a las características tan exclusivas de la frontera se consideró la necesidad de incluirlos. Otra particularidad de este folleto es que por primera vez se presentan datos comparativos de dos países y adicionalmente información de los 10 estados fronterizos y los 29 condados y municipios fronterizos hermanos. La ...