Dr. Carissa F. Etienne – Director, Pan American Health Organization |


PAHO/WHO urges vaccination against measles and rubella to protect the Americas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Endemic transmission has been interrupted in the Americas, but measles and rubella continue to circulate in other parts of the world. More than 600,000 people are expected to attend the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the theme “Vaccination: Your best shot!” ...  Read More


PAHO Director Emeritus Sir George A.O. Alleyne: dramatic global health gains are possible by 2035

Former Director of the Pan American Health Organization Sir George A.O. Alleyne led a lively discussion on the value of investing in health today when he shared the findings of the recent Lancet Commission report “Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation.” ...  Read More

PAHO Director meets with the minister of health of Buenos Aires province

The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, met today with Alejandro Collia, minister of health of the province of Buenos Aires. Collia described recent health initiatives in his province that could be shared and replicated in other ...  Read More