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High dietary salt is a major cause of increased blood pressure, the leading risk for death worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that salt intake be less than 5 g/day, a goal that only a small proportion of people achieve. Iodine deficiency can cause cognitive and motor...

La Red Interamericana de Compras Gubernamentales (www.ricg.org) es una iniciativa de los países de
América Latina y el Caribe, apoyada por la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), el Banco
Interamericano de Desarrollo, y el Centro...

Background: Research has shown that the classical Stegomyia indices (or ''larval indices'') of the dengue
vector Aedes aegypti reflect the absence or presence of the vector but do not provide accurate measures
of adult mosquito density. In contrast, pupal indices as collected in...

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) model recognizes phases of entrepreneurial activity and is concerned with studying the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth. It assesses entrepreneurial environment and level of entrepreneurial activity. This report analyses various...

This thesis investigates the contexts, rationales, and practices of collaborative governance between Wayúu indigenous chiefs and Parques Nacionales (national parks authority) in Makuira National Park, northeast Colombia. The study looks into the Wayúu institutions for territorial governance, the...

The objective of the study is to conduct a cost benefit analysis of computerization in hospitals. This was done via a marginal cost analysis between computerized hospitals and control hospitals with manual procedures still in use, across three countries: Pakistan, Philippines and Afghanistan....

OBJECTIVE: To describe individual attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding salt intake, its dietary sources, and current food-labeling practices related to salt and sodium in five sentinel countries of the Americas. METHODS: A convenience sample of 1 992 adults (≥ 18 years old) from...

Background: Global commitments for developing countries
contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by
2015, where the target MMR 102 per 100,000 live births and
IMR 23 per 1,000 live births. In connection with this mother and
child health program should be a...

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