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24 Mar 2017 description

An estimated 50,000 people in the Americas have TB but do not know it.

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) — The countries of the Americas have dramatically reduced new cases and deaths from tuberculosis (TB) in the past 25 years. Despite this, nearly 270,000 people contracted the disease in 2015, and some 50,000 do not know they have it.

24 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 11 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil and Peru.

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 to 17 March of 2017, there were 1,561 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 28.7% were laboratory-confirmed (n=448),

23 Mar 2017 description

Perú afronta, desde diciembre de 2016, lluvias e inundaciones que han provocado la muerte de decenas de personas. Sin embargo, durante los primeros meses de este año se han registrado la mayor cantidad de pérdidas humanas y materiales en los departamentos de Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Loreto, Ica, Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Huancavelica, y provincias de Lima, que se encuentran bajo la declaratoria de Estado de Emergencia por el Gobierno Nacional.

23 Mar 2017 description

Since December 2016, Peru has been dealing with persistent rainfall and flooding that have left dozens of people dead. However, during the first months of this year, the greatest number of human and material losses have been registered in the departments of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Loreto, Ica, Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Huancavelica, and Lima provinces. They have been declared to be in State of Emergency, by the National Government.

22 Mar 2017 description

Ministry of Health personnel will fumigate and thus prevent the spread of mosquito Aedes Aegypti that causes dengue and zika virus. Throughout the emergency more than two thousand brigades have made 15 thousand medical consultations and of the 3 723 establishments in the zone 87% are operating and equipped. The Ministry of Health declared health emergencies in the departments of Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque.

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20 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 31 Mar 2017 Pan American Health Organization

L’unité de surveillance en santé, de prévention et de contrôle des maladies a pour mission d’appuyer les Autorités Nationales et d’identifier les nouveaux événements liés aux maladies infectieuses dans le but de conduire la surveillance épidémiologique et les investigations de terrain, l’analyse des informations, le suivi des interventions en santé Publique au cours des flambées épidémiques et communiquer cette information. Le titulaire de ce poste se verra attribué les taches suivantes qui seront réalisées selon les besoins identifiés :

20 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 31 Mar 2017 Pan American Health Organization

Objectif General

Fournir l’assistance technique au Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population dans le développement et la consolidation des capacités de planification, d’’implémentation, de suivi et d’évaluation des activités de contrôle de la tuberculose en Haïti dans le contexte des stratégies globales et régionales de lutte contre la tuberculose sous ses plusieurs formes.

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