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/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