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 countries to reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension and heart disease
At a special event this week at UN headquarters, experts from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and PAHO/WHO Member States urged more countries to launch national salt reduction initiatives to prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease. ... Read More
OPS/OMS y ministros de Salud de los territorios ingleses en el Caribe buscan profundizar la cooperación en temas de salud
Ministros de Salud de los Territorios del Reino Unido en el Caribe se reunieron esta semana con la Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), Carissa F. Etienne, en procura de buscar caminos para fortalecer la cooperación en materia de salud. ... Read More
PAHO Executive Committee approves strategies and plans to improve health in the Americas
The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 154th session on 20 June with the approval of a number of strategies and plans to improve health in the Americas, including a strategy to advance toward universal health coverage. ... Read More