Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1726-4642
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
IRABEDRA, Pilar and SALVATELLA, Roberto. The southern cone sub-regional project on cystic echinococosis control and surveillance. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.4, pp.598-603. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000400017.
Southern Cone Sub-Regional Project on Cystic Echinococcosis Control and Surveillance: Argentina, Brasil, Chile and Uruguay, is a joint and collaborative tool with the aim of promoting the implementation or the strengthening of programs for disease control. The paper describes the background, the institutional aspects that regulates the structure and functions, as well as the guidelines defined in the technical and operational project. The article emphasize the achievements through Projects of Technical Cooperation among Countries, and the development of integrated and innovative approaches for prevention and control of the disease and training of human resources of the control programs. Some of the challenges are: to achieve the sustainability of the project, implementation of technical groups for analysis and assessment at request of the countries, improvement of the regional information systems, to continue training human resources of the control programs and to expand and strengthen the technical cooperation among countries
Keywords : Echinococcosis; Communicable disease control; International Cooperation; South America.