Peru - 01/18/2017
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentra en una etapa de transición entre dos momentos clave en su desarrollo. Si bien en los últimos 20 años los países de ALC han avanzado en la prevención y control de las deficiencias nutricionales, se observa un rápido incremento en la prevalencia del sobrepeso y la obesidad que afecta a toda la población sin importar su condición económica, su lugar de residencia o su origen étnico.
While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children.
19 January 2017, Santiago, Chile- Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Situation summary in the Americas
In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever (Figure 1). In 2017, Brazil reported the occurrence of an outbreak in the state of Minas Gerais and epizootics in the neighboring state of Espírito Santo.
In Brazil in 2015, 9 cases of jungle yellow fever were confirmed in three states: Goias (6), Pará (2), and Mato Grosso del Sur (1), with a case fatality rate of 55.5%. In 2016, six cases were confirmed in the states of Goiás (3), São Paulo (2), and Amazonas (1).
2,645 people have been affected and 1,122 houses have been damaged as reported by the Civil Defense Region Office. 15.3 km of paved roads and 41.11 km of roads have been affected by the rains. The Regional Platform of the Civil Defense declared a permanent alert. (M: ANDINA)