|Office of the CPC|
|Previous Caribbean Program Coordinators|
|PAHO in the Caribbean|
|Partners in Caribbean Health|
|Technical Cooperatioon Programs|
Dayrells Rd & Navy Garden, Christ Church, Barbados
Tel: (246) 426-3860 Fax: (246) 426-9779
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve the health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
The Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), the oldest international health agency in the world, is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The Bureau is committed to providing technical support and leadership to PAHO Member States as they pursue their goal of "Health for All" and the values therein. Toward that end, the following values, vision, and mission guide the Bureau's work.
Striving for fairness and justice by eliminating differences that are unnecessary and avoidable.
Achieving the highest quality in what we do.
Promoting shared interests and responsibilities and enabling collective efforts to achieve common goals.
Embracing the dignity and diversity of individuals, groups and countries.
Assuring transparent, ethical, and accountable performance.
The Pan American Sanitary Bureau will be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of the Americas enjoy optimal health and contribute to the well-being of their families and communities.
To lead strategic collaborative efforts among Member States and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of the Americas.
PAHO is an inter-governmental organization which aims to improve health through ensuring equity of access to the conditions which facilitate good health and to strengthen regional national and local health systems throughout the Americas - from Canada in the north to Argentina in the south, and including the islands of the Caribbean.
The countries cooperate technically with and among each other with the support of the PAHO Secretariat. While the focus of coordination for cooperation in each country is the Ministry of Health, PAHO collaborates with all relevant governmental ministries and non-governmental organizations whose activities at the national or local level influence on health and development. PAHO collaborates closely with the international community, universities and religious institutions to foster sustainability of successful interventions. For this purpose scientific and technical experts in health are stationed in a network of PAHO country offices and centers in most countries in the Americas. The headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization is in Washington, D.C. and serves as the Regional Office in the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition it serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. This dual identity places PAHO in a unique position.