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This list includes the names and contact numbers (including e-mail addresses when available) for the health sector disaster coordinators and the national disaster coordinators in South America. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER AREA - SUBREGIONAL OFFICE

Emergency preparedness and disaster Area(PAHO/WHO)
Subregional Advisor for South America: Dr. Alejandro Santander ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Carrera 7 No. 74-21, Piso 9
Edifico Seguros Aurora
Apartado Aéreo 253367
Tel.: PBX (57-1) 3144141
Fax.: (57-1)2547070
Bogotá-Colombia

National Officer on emergency preparedness and disasters:
Dr. Roddy Camino ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Av. Amazonas 2889 y La Granja, piso 8
PBX: (593 2) 2460-330
Fax: (593 2) 2460-325
Quito-Ecuador
www.paho.org/desastres/sudamerica

ARGENTINA

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Pier Paolo Balladelli ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disasters Focal Point: Dr. Alejandro Gherardi ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Marcelo T. de Alvear 684, 4o. piso
1058 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: (54-11) 4319-4200
Fax: 4319-4201
http://www.paho.org/arg

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Juan Luis Manzur
Disaster Coordinator: Dr. Gabriel Ive ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Av. de 9 de Julio 1925 (C1073ABA) - C.A.B.A. - República Argentina
Conmutator: 54-11-4379-9000
www.msal.gov.ar

BOLIVIA

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Michel Thieren ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Poing: Ing. Ricardo Torres ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Calle Victor Sanjinez No. 2678
Edificio Torre Barcelona Pisos 1,6 y 7
Zona Sopocachi
La Paz, Bolivia
Tel.: (591-2)2412-313
Fax: (591-2)2412-598
http://new.ops.org.bo

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Juan Carlos Calvimontes
Disaster Coordinator: Dr. John Miguel Pérez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Plaza del Estudiante esq. Cañada Strongest s/n, La Paz - Bolivia
Tel.: (591-2) 2490554-2494868 / Fax: (591-2) 2486654
www.sns.gob.bo

BRASIL

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Joaquín Molina ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Ing. Mara Oliveira ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Setor de Embaixadas Norte, Lote 19
70800-400 - Brasilia, D.F., Brasil
Caixa Postal 08-729
70312-970 - Brasilia, DF, Brasil
PBX: (55 61) 3251-9595 - 426-9550 - 32519595
Fax: (55 61) 32519591
http://www.paho.org/bra

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Alexandre Padilha
Esplanada dos Ministerios Bl. G
CEP 70.058-900, Brasilia,D.F., Brasil
PBX: (55 61) 3315 2425

Disaster Coordinator: Dra. Eliane Lima
Dep. Saude Ambiental e Saúde do Trabalhador
SCS quadra 4 , 5º andar 61
Telf.: (55 61) 3213 8081/ 3213 8438
http://portal.saude.gov.br/saude

CHILE

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Roberto del Aguila ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Dr. Javier Uribe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Avenida Providencia N° 1017, Piso 4 y 5
PBX: (56 2) 4374600
Fax: (56 2) 264 9311
http://www.paho.org/chi

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Jaime Mañalich
Chief Disaster and Emergency Department: Sr. David Adonis ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Mac-Iver 541, piso 7
Santiago, Chile
Tel: (56 2) 25740725
(56 2) 5740126
www.minsal.cl

Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI)
Director:
Sr. Ricardo Toro Tassara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Beaucheff 1637/1671
Santiago- Chile
Tel.: (56-2) 22524231, 22524370
www.onemi.cl
 

COLOMBIA

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dra. Gina Watson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Dr. Sergio Ferrero Febrel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Carrera 7 No. 74-21, Piso 9
Edifico Seguros Aurora
Apartado Aéreo 253367
Tel.: PBX (57-1) 3144141
Fax.: (57-1)2547070
http://www.paho.org/col
http:www.paho.org/col/ped

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Alejandro Gaviria
Coordinador de Desastres: Dr. Luis Fernando Correa Serna ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Cra. 13 #32-76 Bogotá D.C.
PBX:(57 1) 3305000
Fax:(57 1) 3360182
www.minproteccionsocial.gov.co

ECUADOR

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative a.i.:
Dr. Manuel Peña Escobar ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Av. Amazonas 2889 y La Granja
PBX: (593 2) 2460-330
Fax: (593 2) 2460-325

Disaster Focal Point: Dr. Alvaro Campo ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Av. Olmedo entre Chile y Chimborazo contiguo Casona Universitaria
Edf. Postgrado Universidad Estatal de Guayaquil
PBX: (593 4) 2511-707
Fax: (593 4) 2511-711

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Mgs. Carina Vance
Disaster Coordinator: Ing. Israel Espinosa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Director Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos
Av. República del Salvador 36-64 y Suecia
Quito - Ecuador
Telf: 593- 23814400 extensión 1500;
www.salud.gob.ec

Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos
Minister:
Phd. María del Pilar Cornejo de Grunauer
Subsecretaría de Respuesta: Lic Felipe Bazán
P. Icaza entre Pichincha y Malecón
Guayaquil - Ecuador
Tel.: 593-4 2593-500
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec

PARAGUAY

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative a.i.:
Dr. Gustavo Vargas ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Punto Focal de Desastres: Ing. Emilio Ramírez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Mrcal. López 957 c/EUA
PBX: (595 21) 450495 450496 450497
Fax: (595 21) 450 498
http://www.paho.org/par

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dr. Antonio Barrios ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Mcal. Estigarribia 1764
PBX: (595 21) 214741
Fax: (595 21)204757

Disaster Coordinator: Lic. Carlos Torres ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Pettirosi Esq. Brasil
PBX: (595) 21 - 206-945, 204-601/3
Asunción - Paraguay
www.mspbs.gov.py/v2

PERU

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Luis Fernando Leanes ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Dr. Celso Bambaren ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Los Pinos 251 Urbanización Camacho
Distrito de La Molina
PBX: (51 1) 3195700
http://www.paho.org/per/

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dra. Midori Musme de Habich
Disaster Coordinator: Dr. Percy Montes Rueda
Calle Marconi 317 Calle Marconi 317 – San Isidro
Telfs. (51-1) 2220642
http://www.minsa.gob.pe/

Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI)
Chief of INDECI:
General de División (R) Murgueytio Espinoza Alfredo E.
Calle Dr. Ricardo Angulo Ramírez 694, Urb. Córpac - San Isidro.
Teléfono: 225 -9898 anexo 5300 – 5301
www.indeci.gob.pe

URUGUAY

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dr. Eduardo Levcovitz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Lic. Gustavo Delgado ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Ave. Brasil 2697, Apts. 5, 6 y 8
Esquina Coronel Alegre
Código Postal 11300
Montevideo, Uruguay
http://www.paho.org/uru

Ministry of Health
Minister:
Dra. Susana Muñiz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Coordinator: Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
18 de julio 1892. CP 11200 - Montevideo – Uruguay
Telf.: (598 2) 4000101/04
Fax: (598 2) 4085580
www.msp.gub.uy/index_1.html
 

VENEZUELA

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
PAHO/WHO Representative:
Dra. Celia Riera ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Focal Point: Lic. Soledad Pérez Evora ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Avenida Sexta entre 5a. y 6a. Transversal No. 43, Quinta. Urb Altamira
Caracas 1060, Venezuela
PBX: (58 212) 2065022
Fax: (58 212) 2616069
www.ops-oms.oms.ve

Ministry of Popular Power for Health
Minister:
Dra. Isabel Iturria Caamaño ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Disaster Coordinator: Dr. Wilson Parra Ruiz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Av. Baralt con calle Oeste 8, Centro Simón Bolívar
Edif. Sur, piso 8,  El Silencio
Municipio Libertador
Caracas , Venezuela
PBX: (56 212) 408.00.00
www.mpps.gob.ve

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