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PAHO Director’s Vision

“This will be the century of networks, connectivity and interdependency, which will allow us to overcome barriers of space and time and will open possibilities that were unimaginable to humankind. If we encourage those networks to exponentially multiply the available share capital in order to link people and institutions within a large supportive and inclusive mesh of all the inhabitants of the continent, we will have taken a fundamental step towards eliciting knowledge and experience in new ways of exchanging technical cooperation for sustainable human development”.

Dr. Mirta Roses Periago’s Inauguration Speech as Pan American Health Organization Director, Regional Director for the Americas, 31 January 2003



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