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 briefs OAS ambassadors on Ebola preparedness in the Americas
PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne briefed ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS) on efforts to prepare for the potential arrival of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Latin America or the Caribbean. ... Read More
Countries of the Americas plan for possible Ebola introduction
Delegates from more than 30 countries of the Americas held discussions on October 29 and 30 in Havana, Cuba, on preparedness planning for the possible introduction of an imported case of Ebola virus disease (EVD), during a meeting convened by the Bolivarian ... Read More
PAHO Director Urges Countries of the Americas to Prepare for Early Identification of Possible Ebola Cases
The Region of the Americas should properly prepare itself to ensure early identification of possible cases of Ebola and to contain and prevent the continued transmission of the virus, said Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization ... Read More