Health in the Americas 2002

Health in the Americas 2002

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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 terms of financing, spending on scientific research and experimental development1 in Latin America is relatively low (US$ 9.7 ... In 1999, it contributed an average of 56.6% of the Regiona#39;s funds, while private companies contributed 32.6%.

Title:Health in the Americas 2002
Author:PAHO Staff
Publisher:Pan American Health Org - 2002-09-01


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