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What is PAHO? 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.

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PAHO/WHO started its operation in Belize during the early 1950's. Technical support to the then British Honduras included services such as advice to the Medical Officer, provision of equipment and supplies, development of a national health plan, control of communicable disease and training of health personnel.

PAHO/WHO's presence in Belize has grown from a small office providing program coordination to a full representation with 20 staff members. PAHO/WHO works with the Ministry of Health (as the main counterpart) and other partners to strengthen health sector capacity and advance priority programs through the PAHO core functions of: leadership; research; and knowledge management; norms and standards; ethical and evidence-based policy; technical cooperation for sustained capacity; health situation and health trends.

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