Online seminar: PAHO, 110 Years Promoting Health in the Americas


PAHO, 110 Years Promoting Health in the Americas

PAHO Headquarters, Washington, D.C., 3 December 2012, 9:00 – 13:00

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9:00-10:30       PANEL: Health planning in the Americas and PAHO technical cooperation


OBJECTIVE: To provide a historical overview of the health planning process in the Americas, from the perspective of PAHO technical cooperation—a results‑based Organization—working in support of the development of health planning in national health systems.


MODERATOR: Dr. David Tejada de Rivero, Former Minister of Health of Peru, former Assistant Director of WHO, and former Director of the Pan American Center for Health Planning in Santiago de Chile.




·        Dr. Felix Bonilla, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health of Panamá

The Health Agenda of the Americas, a framework setting priorities to guide the health planning of the Americas process

·        Dra. Márcia Bassit Lamerio, Secretary, Planning and Budget, Ministry of Health of Brazil

Health planning in the Health System of Brazil and PAHO technical cooperation


·        Mr. John Patterson, International Advisor in Results-based planning and management

Results-based management and the planning process in PAHO


10:30-11:00     COFFEE BREAK


11:00-12:30     PANEL: Gender and Health at PAHO “Modest beginning, emboldened actions and accountability”


OBJETIVE: To analyze PAHO’s technical cooperation to improve women’s and men’s health—challenges, impact, and best practices.


MODERATOR: Dr. George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, PAHO



·        Marijke Velzeboer, Former Coordinator, Office of Gender, Diversity and Human Rights, PAHO

PAHO’s Gender Equality Policy


·        Lily Caravantes, Former Minister of Women Affairs and former PAHO Gender Focal Point in Guatemala

PAHO’s technical cooperation to improve women’s health


·        Dr. Sumedha Khanna, First Female PWR

Women in PAHO – Personal insights


12:30               Closing Remarks

·        Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director, PAHO        

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