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 year in review: 2014 public health highlights in the Americas
The year 2014 was marked by progress as well as significant challenges for public health in the Americas. The region's countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They ... Read More
First-ever Universal Health Coverage Day urges “Health for all – everywhere”
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a coalition of more than 500 organizations from over 100 countries to celebrate the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12. ... Read More
PAHO/WHO provides training in risk communication for possible Ebola introduction
Professionals from 11 countries of the Americas are in Quito, Ecuador, this week for a training workshop on risk communication organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The two-day workshop (December 9 and 10) is part of efforts to ...Read More