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[From the Introduction]: The US/Mexico Border Health Association USMBHA- was established in 1943 to help address health issues on the US/Mexico border. Since its inception, the USMBHA has been formally guided by its Bylaws, but changing times require revision. The Executive Committees in office from 1997 to 1999, were responsible for the revisions and the New Bylaws were approved by the Membership General Assembly at the 58th Annual Meeting that took place in San Antonio, Texas on June 2-4, 1999. [Extraído de la Introdución]: La Asociación ...
[Extraído del Prefacio]. This pamphlet on the basic health indicators for the U.S.-Mexico border contains quantitative information on mortality and uses the classification system adopted in reports on The Global Burden of Diseases. It also presents a geographical breakdown to more easily identify the main differences in the border area––in particular, between the main border counties. The purpose is for health authorities along the border to establish priorities and plan activities using this information to monitor regional situation of health changes.
The first volume, which it is my pleasure to present here, gives data on available healthcare resources in the states, jurisdictions, and sister cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The data provided facilitate comparative analysis of the distribution of resources, not only the border states themselves, but also among the states, sanitary districts and cities bordering the United States. Herein are described the human, financial and infrastructure resources available for healthcare services at the state, district and municipal levels. The second ...
United States-Mexico Border, Diagnostic of Healthcare Services, Volume II presents data and information in such a way that facilitates comparative analyses of the distribution of health resources, not only within each border state, but also horizontally, from state to state and county to county across the border. This volume describes demographic factors that impact the supply and demand of services, coverage of services, as well as human, financial and infrastructure resources at both the county and state levels. Special care has been taken to ...
Malaria had been one of the most important causes of illness and death in Trinidad and Tobago before the CURRENT malaria eradication program began. The epidemiology of the disease was well studied by local and foreign malariologists and entomologists, before and during World Waar II.. From 1952 to 1957, and Expanded Program of Insect and Malaria Control was carried out by the Government with material assistance from UNICEF and technical assistance from PASB/WHO...
Belize will have a sustainable health workforce that is knowledgeable, skilled and adaptable. The workforce will be distributed to achieve equitable health outcomes, suitably trained and competent. The workforce will be valued and able to work within a supportive environment and culture. It will provide safe, quality, preventative, curative and supportive care, that is population and health consumer focused and capable of meeting the health needs of the Belizean community.
The Central America Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI): Survey of Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Belize
[Executive Summary]. There is some evidence that non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are increasingly becoming major public health concerns in Belize, in particular as reflected in the country’s mortality and hospitalization statistics over the past several years. However, there is a lack of adequate information on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Belize and the populations affected. Such information is important for securing and allocating financial resources for the development and implementation of ...
[Background]. Road traffic injuries (RTI) have an important negative impact at all levels. RTI cause a high number of sick leave days and produce an elevated amount of healthy life years lost. All this has serious consequences on Belizean society as a whole. With the high rate of RTIs in Belize, there is a need to document the economic burden of RTI in the country. Such information will be of great value, as it will facilitate local planning and programming for injury prevention and the promotion of road safety.
[Executive Summary]. The “Situational Analysis of Older Persons Belize 2010” report presents and discusses the main findings of a research study conducted in Belize between November 2009 and May 2010. This study was a collaborative undertaking with the full support of the Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Council on Ageing (NCA). The report, which includes a foreword by the Minister of Human Development and Social Transformation, ...
[Voorwoord]. Wanneer er rampzalige dingen gebeuren in onze samenleving of elders in de wereld, willen we graag een helpende hand bieden aan de personen die getroffen zijn. Deze handleiding bidet richtlijnen voor psychologische eerste hulp (PEH richtlijnen), gericht op het bieden van menselijke, ondersteunende en praktische hulp aan medemensen die getroffen zijn door ernstige, schokkende situaties. De handleiding is geschreven voor personen die hulp verlenen aan anderen die een extreme gebeurtenis hebben meegemaakt. Ze biedt een raamwerk voor het ...
[Executive Summary]. Background: Road traffic injuries (RTI) have an important negative impact at all levels. RTI cause a high number of sick leave days and produce an elevated amount of healthy life years lost. All this has serious consequences on Belizean society as a whole. With the high rate of road traffic injuries in Belize, there is a need to document the economic burden of RTI in the country. Such information will be of great value, as it will facilitate local planning and programming for injury prevention and the promotion of road safety. ...