|U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission Representatives meet with PAHO Director to strengthen collaboration|
Photo by David Spitz (PAHO)
Washington D.C., June 24, 2011 - U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission Representatives visit the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Headquarters Offices in Washington, DC to review the Work Plan of the PAHO/WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office, to discuss the Commission border health priorities, to strengthen and align activities and to learn about other PAHO regional activities. Dr. Mirta Roses, PAHO Director and Dr. Jon Andrus PAHO Director welcome the USMBHC Representatives.
The United States-México Border Health Commission
United States-México Border Health Commission (BHC) was established in July of 2000 in recognition of the need for an international commission to address border health problems. The mission of the BHC is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-México border, which is approximately 2,000 miles long and includes four U.S. states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas), and six Mexican states (Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas). The BHC has the unique opportunity to bring together the two countries and its border states to solve border health problems by providing the necessary leadership to develop coordinated and binational actions that will improve the health of all border residents.
Dr. Marcos Espinal, Dr. Luis Augusto Galvao, Dr. James Hospedales, Marcelo D‘Agostino, Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo, Alessandra Guedes, Dra. Sofía Leticia Morales, Dr. Matilde Maddaleno, Dr. Mariela Licha, Dr. Alejandro Gherardi, Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Dr. Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Dr. Enrique Perez Flores, Dr. Jean Luc Poncelet, Dr. Luis Gerardo Castellanos, Dr. Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Dr. Robert Lee, Dr. Juan Manuel Sotelo, Piedad Huerta, Genevieve Grabman, Sandy Weinger, Dr. Maria Teresa Cerqueira
Photo by David Spitz (PAHO)
United States Section: Dr. Craig Shapiro, Dan Reyna, Dr. Cecilia Rosales, Dr. Bruce San Filippo, Emma Torres, Robert Guerrero
Mexico Section: Dr. Maria de los Ángeles Fromow (via telephone), Dr. Gudelia Rangel, Dr. Dora Elia Cortes, Dr. Abelardo García-Cantú, Dr. Alfonso Valenzuela.
To learn more about the work of the Commission, visit the BHC website at http://www.borderhealth.org.
For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4 El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040 / Fax (915) 845-4361