SPBA16/INF/2 - Report on Strategic Issues between PAHO and WHO

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This report responds to a request from Member States during the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2017 to review key strategic issues in the relationship between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO). The recurring report on strategic issues between PAHO and WHO was first presented to the Governing Bodies in 2018 (1). The report to the 59th Directing Council in September 2021 provided updates through June 2021 (2); therefore, the present report will cover matters arising since July 2021. The report informs on high-level strategic issues and opportunities of importance to Member States and highlight results of collaboration between PAHO and WHO, with a view to fostering the proactive engagement of Member States from the Region of the Americas in global fora.