Geneva, 20 May 2010—The Government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) signed an agreement today to strengthen their joint action on global and regional health and development issues.
Dr. Mirta Roses, Director, PAHO, and Dr. Dr. Karen Dodds, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada, signing the Framework for Cooperation Agreement during the World Health Assembly. Geneva, 20 May 2010. Photo PAHO/WHO
It calls for heightened and focused cooperation between PAHO and Canadian government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in priority areas including governance, health system strengthening, emerging and re-emerging diseases, chronic noncommunicable diseases, health of indigenous peoples, gender and human rights, and research for evidence-based decision making.
From the left: Ms. Jane Billings, Dr. Karen Dodds, Dr. Mirta Roses, Dr. David Butler Jones and Ms. Bersabel Ephrem. Photo PAHO/WHO
This will be done in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centers in Canada.