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January 2020. Vol. 2 No. 1
New Publications
FEATURED
Masculinities and Health in the Region of the Americas
Life expectancy at birth has increased in the Region of the Americas in recent decades. However, the increase differs for women and men: women live 5.8 more years on average than men, with excess mortality in men beginning in adolescence and tripling in early adulthood. What are the reasons for this situation?  The leading causes of mortality in men include interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, and cirrhosis of the liver, all behaviors associated with hegemonic masculinity.
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A Framework and Indicators for Monitoring Gender Equality and Health in the Americas
The document stresses that "a distinction must be made between the biological and physiological nature of sex, and the roles and responsibilities in society imposed and adopted according to gender beliefs." Its intended audience includes staff of ministries of health, national mechanisms for the advancement of women/gender equality, planning offices, academia, PAHO/WHO staff, and other stakeholders.
 
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Gender Mainstreaming in Health: Advances and Challenges in the Region of the Americas
This document analyzes various components of the gender mainstreaming strategy applied to health. It provides lessons learned based on countries' experiences, achievements, and challenges, and identifies transformative and forward-looking actions to implement.

 
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Strategy and Plan of Action on Ethnicity and Health 2019–2025
In the framework of universal health, the Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have prioritized actions to ensure that all people and communities have access, without any kind of discrimination, to comprehensive, appropriate, timely, and quality health services. To guide Member States in the implementation of the guidance contained in the Policy on Ethnicity and Health, this document presents the Strategy and Plan of Action on Ethnicity and Health 2019–2025.
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Risk-Based Food Inspection Manual for the Caribbean 
This manual contains guidance for risk-based inspections of food processing, preparation, retail, and restaurants that countries can consult and adapt/adopt in developing a risk-based food business inspection program for their specific context. 
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Caribbean Action Plan on Health and Climate Change: Indicator Descriptors
The people of the Caribbean have endured extreme weather and climate events (including hurricanes, floods, droughts, and storms) that take lives, devastate communities and health systems, and set back development for years. Tailored to the needs and realities of the Caribbean, the Action Plan addresses the ongoing and increasing threats of climate change. This document describes the indicators developed and agreed by members to be able to measure and monitor the progress in achieving the strategic lines set out in the Action Plan.
 
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Handbook for Integrated Vector Management in the Americas
This handbook presents the recommendations to help professionals in charge of vector control programs in Latin America and the Caribbean at the national, subnational, and local level update their knowledge in order to make evidence-based decisions on the most appropriate control measures for each specific situation.
 
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Addressing the Environmental Determinants of Health in Vector Surveillance and Control Strategies: Promoting Key Interventions
This publication offers key interventions to promote vector surveillance and control activities that emphasize environmental health, using interprogrammatic and intersectoral approaches.
 
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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Habilitation and Rehabilitation in the Americas
Present and Future of Birth Defects Surveillance in the Americas

 
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