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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 ...