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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
For more information vitis the PAHO Website at http://new.paho.org/HSS

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a Values, Vision and Mission
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Values
Equity
Striving for fairness and justice by eliminating differences that are unnecessary and avoidable.

Excellence
Achieving the highest quality in what we do.

Solidarity
Promoting shared interests and responsibilities and enabling collective efforts to achieve common goals.

Respect
Embracing the dignity and diversity of individuals, groups and countries.

Integrity
Assuring transparent, ethical, and accountable performance.

Vision
The Pan American Sanitary Bureau will be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of the Americas enjoy optimal health and contribute to the well being of their families and communities.

Mission
To lead strategic collaborative efforts among Member States and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of the Americas.



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a Member States
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- Headquarters and Country Offices, and Centers
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a Official Documents
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a - Basic Documents of the Pan American Health Organization (2007)

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a - The Pan American Sanitary Code

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a - Constitution of the Pan American Health Organization

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a - The Pan American Sanitary Code: Toward a Hemispheric Health Policy

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a Annual & Quadrennial Reports of the Director
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a 2008 : Annual Report of the Director, Planning Public Health Action
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a 1998 - 2001 : Quadrennial Report of the Director, Charting a Future for Health in the Americas
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a 2001 : Annual Report of the Director, Promoting Health in the Americas
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a 2000 : Annual Report of the Director, Advancing the People's Health
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a 1998 : Annual Report of the Director, Information for Health
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a 1994-1997 : Quadrennial Report of the Director, Leading Pan American Health
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a 1996 : Annual Report of the Director, Healthy People, Healthy Spaces
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