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Values, Vision and Mission of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), the oldest international health agency in the world, is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The Bureau is committed to providing technical support and leadership to PAHO Member States as they pursue their goal of Health for All and the values therein. Toward that end, the following values, vision, and mission guide the Bureau's work.


Striving for fairness and justice by eliminating differences that are unnecessary and avoidable.
ExcellenceAchieving the highest quality in what we do.
SolidarityPromoting shared interests and responsibilities and enabling collective efforts to achieve common goals.

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

IntegrityAssuring transparent, ethical, and accountable performance.

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.


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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:09

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