Gender, Equity, and Cultural Diversity

About Us

The Office for Equity, Gender, and Cultural Diversity focuses its work on promoting and advancing the PAHO Secretariat's and Member States' efforts to achieve health equity, with a particular focus on addressing gender and ethnic inequalities in health. These efforts are at the core of PAHO’s priority objective of achieving Universal Health.

With the aim of mainstreaming equity, gender, and cultural diversity considerations and approaches in all aspects of PAHO’s work, we support the countries of the Region of the Americas by strengthening capacities and developing methodologies and tools to integrate equity in all aspects of health policies, plans, and programs in countries and at regional level.  At the same time, we focus on generating evidence and analysis to inform policy to advance equity and equality in health.