Knowledge

Indigenous Health

World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

Report

The report focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research avaliable to date, ranging from descriptive etiology, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology and pathology through to behavioural and social sciences. Key chapters include discussions on the impact of inequities in cancer, vaccination and screening, genomic individual susceptibility to cancer and the finer identification of those at risk, which may allow 'precision cancer prevention'.

Published by: International Agency for Research on Cancer

A la pesca de un corazón fuerte

Guide

'To the catch of a strong heart' addresses the issue of fish with a cultural, social and nutritional focus. It provides information about the nutrients and benefits of fish for the human body, teaches recipes and forms of preparation, and addresses some myths that surround the marine world so that eating fish is more tasty, fun and safe.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

¡A MOVERSE! Guía de actividad física

Guide

 

This physical activity guide seeks to be a reference document for the knowledge and application of concepts and recommendations, based on scientific evidence, on the benefits of being more active and less sedentary. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Guía alimentaria para la población uruguaya

Guide

The Food Guide for the Uruguayan population is an informative material that aims to promote a healthy, balanced and pleasurable diet. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF and FAO.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Strategy document

This document provides Member States with the rationale and key strategic lines of action for comprehensive public health interventions to halt the progression of the obesity epidemic in children and adolescents.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Strategy and Plan of Action to Strengthen Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas 2018-2022

Strategy document
This document offers a roadmap for prioritizing key provisions of the Convention that will enable the Member States to accelerate its implementation to meet targets established for the reduction of tobacco use and premature deaths from NCDs.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Diagnostic Criteria And Classification Of Hyperglycaemia First Detected In Pregnancy

Guide
This guideline provides an update to the 1999 WHO recommendations for diagnosing and classifying hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. The target users are health care professionals who care for pregnant women, most frequently primary care physicians and obstetricians/gynaecologists. However, researchers and policy makers will also find it useful.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Strategy and Plan of Action to Strengthen Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas 2018-2022

Strategy document

This document offers a roadmap for prioritizing key provisions of the Convention that will enable the Member States to accelerate its implementation to meet targets established for the reduction of tobacco use and premature deaths from NCDs.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Investing In Indigenous Young People To Achieve Healthy Populations

Publication
This paper gives a situational analysis of indigenous adolescents and youth, highlighting the need for investment and scaling up of key health interventions.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools

Guide
This publication provides instruments to evaluate the Familias Fuertes program among Latino families, and can be used by program facilitators, researchers and staff. This document provides easily accessible evaluation tools and scales to ensure the consistent evaluation of outcome mediators as the program expands, and is central to the advancement of the Familias Fuertes program.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Regional 2017 Atlas on Adolescent and Youth Health

Publication
This publication provides in numerical and graphical formats recent data available for adolescents and youths in the 47 countries of WHO’s African Region. It presents the outcomes of a comprehensive collection of available data on diseases and health risks that affect young people and describes the burden of health issues and the main trends of risk behaviours among young people in the region.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Nutrition In The WHO African Region

Report

This report explores the current nutrition status of countries in the WHO African Region in relation to the six primary outcomes achievable by 2025 and the other global nutrition monitoring framework indicators. It also aims to trigger reflection by governments and their development partners on the investments needed to build capacity and strengthen systems for data collection and utilization.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Burden of noncommunicable diseases

Fact sheet

This resource sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about noncommunicable diseases, including their burden and impact in the Region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

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