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Ciudad Juárez, MX, November 21, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) – Since the 1960s and 1970s the Americas Region has been trying to improve their efforts to implement mental health services but these initiatives have been isolated and have not reached a regional level, furthermore, research shows that more than 450 million people worldwide suffer of mental health problems, this is why the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with Chihuahua Health Secretariat and other organizations will held a conference entitled: “Mental health in Latin America and the Caribbean: primary attention, a strategic plan.” The conference will take place on:


Tuesday 22nd of November, 2011
Hotel Lucerna
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Paseo Triunfo de la Republica #3976
Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, MX.


With support and orientation from PAHO/WHO a group of countries from Latin America and the Caribbean has distinguished itself in promotion, prevention, and attention of mental health and illnesses. The Pan American Health Organization has served as a catalyst and played a guiding role by encouraging a fruitful discussion while offering technical assistance that will continue to expand, on this occasion professionals on mental health on the U.S.-Mexico Border will have the opportunity to learn and be part of this initiative. According to Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, PAHO/WHO-Washington, DC, Mental Health Advisor, mental health plans do not require costly and high-technology, but a big effort on formation and qualification of the human resources. Dr. Rodriguez will be the guest of honor and main speaker during this conference.


Participating Institutions:

  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO)
  • Chihuahua Health Secretariat
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Mental Health event agenda


The Pan American Health Organization, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO). PAHO/WHO United States-Mexico Border Office was established in 1942, it continues to facilitate and promote border collaboration with public and private binational institutions and entities involved in improving the health of the population at the Border.


For more information contact:

Lorely Ambriz,M.S.I.S, KnowledgeManagement & Communication Advisor | Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of theWorld 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 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  /  /

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