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PAHO in JAMAICA 
 

In 1954, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) under the administration of its Zone 1 Office in Caracas, Venezuela established a small office in Jamaica, on the Ministry of Health compound, Slipe Pen Road, Kingston. Malaria, a major health concern of that period, was the immediate focus of technical cooperation.

Following Jamaica’s Independence in 1962, the PAHO/WHO Jamaica Office was re-organized and the programme of technical cooperation expanded with an international professional staff in place. The Office also served five other countries - The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands until the late seventies early eighties, when The Bahamas (with responsibility for the Turks and Caicos Islands) and Belize established their own offices.

In recent decades, PAHO/WHO has been playing an increasingly active role in assisting to develop and implement strategies for health care to address the specific needs of the peoples. This has resulted in an increasing and closer collaboration between the CARICOM countries and PAHO/WHO. The organization has been playing an integral and major role in both the development and implementation of every one of the health care initiatives which have been undertaken from the latter half of the twentieth century. Today, the staffing of the PAHO/WHO office is dynamic reflecting the needs of the Ministry of Health and its process of development. 

COUNTRIES served by this office
 
JamaicaBermuda
Cayman Islands 
 
PAHO/WHO Jamaica Representatives
 

NAMES

FROM

TO

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

 Ms Margareta Sköld 2011  Present Sweden
 Dr. Jean Marie Rwangabwoba, a.i

 2010 

 2011 Republic of Rwanda 

 Dr. Ernest Pate

 2004

 2010

 Belize

Dr. Manuel Peña

1999

2004

Cuba

Dr. Richard Van West Charles

1995

1999

Republic of Guyana

Mr. Samuel Aymer

1990

1995

Antigua & Barbuda

Dr. Norma Andrews

1984

1990

Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso

1980

1984

Cameroon

Dr. Sumedha Khanna

1977

1980

India

Dr. Julian Rodriquez

1975

1977

El Salvador

Dr. Peter Diggory

1972

1975

UK/Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Philip Cavalie

1967

1972

France

Dr. Solon Camargo

1962

1967

Brazil

 
  
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