Over the 2013-2017 period, the Pan American Health Organization, the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, continued to undertake technical cooperation at the national, subregional, and regional levels in support of national health development. These efforts were led and coordinated by the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), PAHO’s secretariat, and involved key national and international stakeholders and partners.
PAHO’s technical cooperation during this period, which began with Dr. Carissa Etienne assuming office as Director of PAHO, has been guided primarily by the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019. The Strategic Plan was developed with significant involvement of Member States utilizing a bottom-up process that took into consideration priorities determined at the country level through the development of PAHO/WHO Country Cooperation Strategies together with a priority-setting methodology. It also aligned with the WHO General Programme of Work, the Millennium Development Goals, the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2017, and, in its forward-looking formulation, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure PAHO’s contribution to Member States’ fulfillment of these major health-related international agreements and frameworks.