CD56/DIV/3 - Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization

It is indeed both an honor and a privilege for me to welcome you today to this the Fifty-sixth annual meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization. On behalf of all PAHO staff—both here at our Headquarters and at our Country Offices and Centers—I wish to sincerely thank you for your presence and participation at this Governing Bodies meeting.