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New PAHO Director will promote universal health coverage, make “health a driving force for change”

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne took office today as the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), pledging to work in close partnership with PAHO member countries to extend the benefits of health progress to all people in the Americas. Dr. Etienne’s highest priority will be accelerating progress toward universal access to quality health care. Read more...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:01

We must act urgently and forcefully to reduce inequalities and inequities in the Americas, says Director of PAHO

Although much has been done over the last 110 years to improve health in the Americas and achieve prosperity in the Region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), its member governments, the community, and their leaders still need to strive to make health more equitable, said the Director of PAHO, Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, on October 17 at McMaster University.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:02
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Elaine Chatigny, Assistant Deputy Minister from the Public Health Agency of Canada speaks about CARPHA

Elaine Chatigny, Assistant Deputy Minister from the Public Health Agency of Canada speaks about CARPHA from PAHO on Vimeo.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:05

PAHO Launches Vaccination Week in the Americas in Haiti, With Intensive Vaccination Activities Focused on Children

As the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas got under way, Haiti today launched intensive vaccination activities to protect children against diseases including polio, measles and rubella, among others. A launch event was held in Port of Prince with the participation of national health authorities, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the GAVI Alliance, and other international organizations.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 10:03
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PAHO and partners launch Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from partner organizations, launched the 10th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas on April 13 in the lead-up to the VI Summit of the Americas, being held this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:11
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