Category Archives: Americas

HIV, syphilis, and viral hepatitis among Latin American indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants: a systematic review

Authors: Nancy K. Russell, Kevin Nazar, Sandra del Pino, Monica Alonso Gonzalez, Ximena P. Díaz Bermúdez, Giovanni Ravasi Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica;43, jan. 2019 Published online: 27 December 2018 Objective. To identify and summarize existing literature on the burden of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis (VH) in indigenous peoples and Afrodescendants in […]


Addressing masculinity and men’s health to advance universal health and gender equality

Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica;42, dec. 2018 Published online: 27 December 2018 Abstract: Men’s health as an issue warranting specific attention has begun to attract more notice as growing evidence emerges of differential epidemiological trends between men and women (1), particularly with respect to men’s premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) […]


Construcción de un marco de monitoreo para la salud universal

Informe Especial – Construcción de un marco de monitoreo para la salud universal Authors: Báscolo Ernesto, Houghton Natalia, del Riego Amalia Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica, v.42, jun., 2018 Published online: June, 2018 El objetivo del trabajo es construir un marco conceptual de monitoreo sobre los avances de políticas y acciones orientadas a alcanzar la salud […]


Health Equity Report 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity Authors/Editors for the Full Report: Gopal K. Singh (Lead Author), Andrew “Drew” De Los Reyes, Michelle Allender, Christine Ramey, Gem Daus, Elijah Martin, Chrisp Perry, and Ivy Vedamuthu (all from OHE). Published online: March, 2018 ABSTRACT The Report presents […]


Expanded Program on Immunization in the Americas: 40 years

Editorial Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Spanish version published online: March, 2018 Childhood immunization programs have had a dramatic impact on child morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 174 000 deaths were prevented through vaccination of children under 5 years of age in […]


Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy Considerations

Inter-American Development Bank Martín Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani, Pablo Ibarrarán IDB Working Paper Series ; 834 Published online: August, 2017 Abstract / Resumen: This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic transition from its […]


Regional progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals

Author: Pan American Health Organization ISBN: 978-92-75-11878-8 Published: June 2017 Available from: http://bit.ly/2tpfOjM [Executive Summary]. The experience gained during 15 years of pursuing the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been vast and invaluable for the Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). From a regional perspective, this document presents a summary of […]


Embedding research in health policy and systems in the Americas – Supplement: Improving Program Implementation through Embedded Research (iPIER)

OVERVIEW Authors: Etienne V. Langlois, Nhan T. Tran, Abdul Ghaffar, Ludovic Reveiz and Francisco Becerra-Posada Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2017;41:e79. Published online: May 2017 EN – As countries develop and improve universal health coverage schemes globally, there is increasing recognition that health policymaking and health system streng­thening need to be informed by robust research evidence. […]


Social inequality in health: revisiting moments and trends in 50 years of publication of RSP

Author: Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros Source: Rev Saude Publica. 2017; 51: 17 Published online 21 Feb 2017 English: This study describes the frequency and types of articles on social inequalities in health published in 50 years of the Revista de Saúde Pública, taking as reference some milestones that were used as guidelines to develop […]


Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

Authors: Andrea L. Wirtz, Carmen Alvarez, Alessandra C. Guedes, Luisa Brumana, Cecilie Modvar, Nancy Glass BMC Public Health BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2016 16:1006 Published online: 22 September 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: Violence against children (VAC) remains a global problem. The health sector has an opportunity and responsibility to be part of […]