Health in the Americas 2012 Edition -Regional Outlook and Country Profiles
Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO, September 2012
Scientific Publication No 636
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In Health in the
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This edition mainly focuses on the 2006–2010 period.
As did previous ones, this edition—whose full text will be published electronically*—seeks to provide useful information to a broad and diverse audience that includes health authorities, academics, professionals, students, health workers and others in the health field, as well as technical and financial cooperation agencies and other international entities.
This printed version of the 2012 edition summarizes the leading health achievements and challenges in each of the 48 countries and territories that are members of PAHO. An additional chapter, which also is part of the electronic version, analyzes health conditions in the Region as a whole.
In preparing this report, the research team drew on data from a wide range of official sources, both national and international, as well as from unofficial sources, in an effort to identify and resolve possible data discrepancies. We are confident that the increased utilization of this important information will encourage the further production, processing, and analysis of data that are increasingly relevant, valid, and timely for improving health in the
Mirta Roses Periago Director
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