The 2002 edition of this quadrennial publication presents a regional analysis of the health situation and trends in the Americas region, as well as for each of the 47 countries and territories in the region. It is published in two volumes and covers mainly the years from 1997-2000. This edition focuses upon the inequalities in health. Volume One looks at issues dealing with leading health and health-related indicators, ranging from mortality and changes in life expectancy to the relationship between health and income distribution. It also considers current health conditions and trends including disease prevention and control, health promotion and environmental protection. Volume Two examines each country's overall health conditions, including institutional organisation, health regulations and the overall operation of health services.In 1999, the vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b was introduced for all children under 1 year of age. ... The association of HIV infection and tuberculosis is not a public health problem in Cuba: the two diseases occurred together ... transmitted by dogs have been reported;however, human rabies reemerged in 1988, mainly as a result of transmission by bats. ... Canine rabies is confined to a few suburban and rural areas and is almost always associated with mongoose attacks.
|Title||:||Health in the Americas 2002|
|Publisher||:||Pan American Health Org - 2002-09-01|