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Pan American Health Organization celebrates 110th anniversary

Washington, D.C., 4 December 2012 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week marks the 110th anniversary of its founding in 1902 as an international organization dedicated to protecting and advancing public health in the Americas. At 110, PAHO is the world’s oldest international public health agency.

Representatives of Suriname, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States, and Uruguay—five of PAHO’s 10 original founding countries—were among the guests at the anniversary event. 

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