This briefing session is part of PAHO's 60th Directing Council, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from September 25th to 29th, 2023.



Briefing Session - 60th Directing Council

Applying COVID-19 Lessons on
Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

Monday, 25 September 2023
12:30 to 2:00 pm (EST)
PAHO – Room B

60th Directing Council

Washington, D.C., 25-29 September 2023​


The First WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit will take place on 17 and 18 August 2023 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It will be held alongside the G20 health ministerial meeting, to mobilize political commitment and evidence-based action on traditional medicine, which is a first port of call for millions of people worldwide to address their health and well-being needs.


Honduras will be the host country for the Region of the America's World Blood Donor Day 2023 celebration (DMDS).


Parallel Session - Region of the Americas

Human Resources for Health Policy Development From evidence and dialogue to implementation to action

Date: 3 April 2023

Time: 11 a.m - 12.30 p.m. (EDT)

Languages:  English and Spanish interpretation


WHEN. 15 - 16 March 2023


  • Present the regulatory frameworks for professional practice in health care, particularly nursing.

  • Discuss strategic actions for strengthening professional regulatory systems and supporting capacity-building for regulators.

Date and Time: Oct 3, 2022 - 2:00PM Lima / 3:00PM Washington DC / Time Zone Converter

Event Video


The last two years, 2020 and 2021, were characterized by very active hurricane seasons, registering a total of 51 named storms, 21 of which became hurricanes and 11, in turn, became major hurricanes. Of these, 4 occurred during 2021.