New PAHO Director will promote universal health coverage, make “health a driving force for change”

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Written by Monique Karijopawiro   
Friday, 01 February 2013 07:39
New PAHO Director will promote universal health coverage, make “health a driving force for change”

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne took office today as the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), pledging to work in close partnership with PAHO member countries to extend the benefits of health progress to all people in the Americas. Dr. Etienne’s highest priority will be accelerating progress toward universal access to quality health care. "Of the many opportunities and challenges this Organization and our Member States face, one goal stands atop all the others. It is providing universal access to health care across the Americas,” she said. “No other single achievement would contribute more to ensuring a long, dignified and productive life.”

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