Jorge B. Jiménez

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To improve population health, one must put emphasis on reducing health inequities and enhancing health protection and disease prevention, and early diagnosis and treatment of diseases by tackling the determinants of health at the downstream, midstream, and upstream levels. There is strong theoretical and empirical evidence for the association between strong(More)
Hypertension is a highly prevalent cardiovascular risk factor in the world and particularly overwhelming in low and middle-income countries. Recent reports from the WHO and the World Bank highlight the importance of chronic diseases such as hypertension as an obstacle to the achievement of good health status. It must be added that for most low and(More)
Since March, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) has moved several significant steps closer to becoming a reality. While there are still more organizational, institutional, and fundraising challenges ahead, it seems likely that the substantive operations of the MA will be able to begin sometime near January 2001. This e-mail (or fax) provides an update(More)
A new species, Bolbitis moranii, is described and illustrated. It is known only from two localities in the forests of southern Guatemala. It can be distinguished from its congeners in Mesoamerica principally by being an epipetric fern with mostly simple leaves (occasionally ternate) that bear subapical buds and lack prominent lateral secondary veins. Una(More)
Breast and cervical cancer are major threats to the health of women globally, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. Radical progress to close the global cancer divide for women requires not only evidence-based policy making, but also broad multisectoral collaboration that capitalises on recent progress in the associated domains of women's(More)
This work was made possible through funding provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the institutions where the writers were employed and undertaken as work for the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings (KNUS), established as part of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. The views presented in this work/publication/report are(More)
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