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 outlines principles of universal health coverage, in the first of a series of seminars
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) outlined a set of principles, goals and requirements for advancing universal health coverage (UHC) during the first of a series of seminars that PAHO will host on this subject. In the seminar, titled “Universal Health Coverage and ... Read More
Latin America and the Caribbean advance toward universal access to HIV treatment
Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves one in four without the life-saving ... Read More
Francisco Becerra of Mexico is sworn in as PAHO/WHO Assistant Director
Dr. Francisco Becerra Posada, of Mexico, was sworn in today as the new Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). ... Read More