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Title: Pan American Health Organization


1
Biannual Meeting of the CARMEN Network General
Assembly Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13-14 November
2003 Lucimar Coser Cannon Raul Murillo Karla
Polito
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Pan American Sanitary Bureau
  • Regional Office for the Americas for the
  • World Health Organization

2
C A R M E N Conjunto de Acciones para la
Reduccion Multifactorial de Enfermedades No
transmisibles Integrated Noncommunicable
Disease Prevention
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Pan American Sanitary Bureau
  • Regional Office for the Americas for the
  • World Health Organization

3
  • PAHO, as the CARMEN Network Secretariat,
    translates the demands of the countries into
    action.
  • Disseminates information
  • Advocates and markets for NCD prevention
  • Mobilizes resource
  • Supports the development, and implementation of
    national plans
  • Provides administrative support
  • Looks for integration with affinity areas and
    sectors

4
Report of the Secretariat
  • What have we done?
  • What are we doing?
  • What do we need to do?

5
What have we done?
  • CARMEN Book
  • CARMEN Brochure
  • Glossary of frequently used terms
  • Virtual Communication tools

6
What have we done?
  • Fact Sheets
  • Networks and Coalitions in collaboration with the
    Ohio State University (20) Modified and
    translated into Spanish
  • World Health Report 2002
  • Policy Observatory
  • Public Policies
  • FAQ of CARMEN
  • Global Forum on NCD Prevention and Control

7
Third Meeting of the CARMEN Network Directing
Board
  • New members Peru and Panama
  • Collaborative members
  • CARLI
  • The Americas Network for Chronic Disease
    Surveillance
  • The Physical Activity Network of
  • the Americas
  • The Produce for Better Health Foundation 5 A
    Day for Better Health

8
Third Meeting of the CARMEN Network Directing
Board
  • Group discussion topics
  • The development, implementation, and evaluation
    of CARMEN Programs and Projects
  • The CARMEN Virtual Community
  • Management of the CARMEN Network
  • Detailed Report Available

9
Third Meeting of the CARMEN Network Directing
Board
  • After requested by participants, the Secretariat
  • Developed Terms of Reference for its Listserv,
    Newsletter, and Bulletin Board
  • Updated the How to Join the Network fact sheet
  • Developed a draft of the Networks Plan of Action
    2003/2004
  • Worked with the CARLI Sub-regional Network to
    develop a proposal for CARMEN Network Management

10
Joint Statement Between PAHO and NHLBI for
collaboration in CVD Prevention and Control in
the Americas
  • Purpose to provide technical support for the
    implementation of new guidelines and tools that
    can be adapted to low-resource settings for
    maximum effectiveness
  • NHLBI is a WHO/PAHO collaborating center in CVD
    research and is one of the largest and oldest CVD
    research institutes in the world.

11
What are we doing?
  • Working to develop the CARMEN School in
    collaboration with SLU and the Catholic
    University of Chile
  • Meeting with MoH of prospective member countries
  • Maintaining all legislation and country
    information in order to be an updated clearing
    house of information

12
What do we still need to do?
  • Develop specific ToR for potential CARMEN
    collaborating centers
  • Develop a database on working groups in the
    Network
  • Create a directory of all the initiatives taking
    place in the Region
  • To further develop CARMEN School
  • LAB certification

13
Difficulties?
  • HHRR
  • Financial constraints
  • Lack of integration
  • Turf issues

14
Challenges?
  • Keep our virtual community update
  • Prompt answer to members demands
  • Include, maintain and extend NCD prevention in
    the agenda (internal, regional and international)
  • CARMEN Network must be
  • Scientifically sound
  • Dynamic
  • Collaborative (Solidarity)
  • And ????

15
Portfolio of Special Projects
16
  • THANK YOU
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