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At the top of the agenda of the meeting were the complex public health issues involved in fighting yellow fever and other epidemic infectious diseases. The final resolution of the first convention stated, " It shall be the duty of the International Sanitary Bureau to lend its best aid and experience toward the widest possible protection of the public health(More)
Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH), which it is my pleasure to present, is devoted to primary health care (PHC) and is part of the movement that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is leading to renew PHC in the Region of the Americas. The International Conference on Primary Health Care, held in 1978 in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan, Union of(More)
of discussion among scientific, academic, community, and government institutions, which analyzed its health impact and measures to contain it. The evidence and operational studies to foster more appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs, from effective prescribing to changing consumer behavior, are of particular interest. This special issue of the Pan American(More)
thanks to a number of discoveries in the field of physics. In 1895, Roentgen discovered X-rays, which made it possible to visualize internal structures in the human body. The following year Becquerel discovered radioactivity, and in 1898 the Curies (husband and wife) announced the discovery of two radioactive elements: polonium and radium. The latter was(More)
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health is even longer than its name. It harks back to an era when ministries of health and schools of public health—as distinct from those dealing with medicine— were first coming into being in Latin American governments and universities. At that point, formal research writing was yet a(More)
Health/Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, dedicated to the topic of human security within the context of public health. Human security and its relationship with health, social determinants, the Millennium Development Goals, and human rights are inseparable concepts that need to be understood in greater depth by public health researchers and(More)
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