About Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was elected Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the Organization on 19 September 2012 and began her five-year term on 1 February 2013. From March 2008 until 1 November 2012, Dr. Etienne served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
PAHO Director highlighted Panama’s health achievements
"Panama’s achievements are impressive, in its health indicators, in its hospital network, in its access to drinking water and its care for the elderly," said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, in her first visit ... Read More
Haiti will vaccinate against tetanus and neonatal tetanus during Vaccination Week in the Americas
Haiti today kicked off a new campaign to vaccinate women of childbearing age against tetanus during a launching event for the 11th Vaccination Week in the Americas. On hand for the launch were representatives of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, the ... Read More
Vaccination, maternal-child health and cholera are top priorities for PAHO/WHO technical cooperation in Haiti
In her first official visit to Haiti, on the eve of the launch of the 11th Vaccination Week in the Americas, PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienee met with First Lady Sophia Martelly and Minister of Health Florence Guillaume of Haiti to analyze technical ... Read More