Coverage of the Governing Bodies

Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization comprises the following: The Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Directing Council, and the Executive Committee. The auxiliary advisory body to the Executive Committee is the Subcommittee on Program, Budget, and Administration.

 News Related to Meetings of the Governing Bodies

28 Sep 2023
Washington D.C. 28 September 2023 – The 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization, which was convened in the United States capital from 25-28 September, concluded today. During the meeting, ministers and high-level health authorities from the Americas, adopted 12 resolutions to strengthen health policies in the Americas and…
28 Sep 2023
Washington, D.C., September 28, 2023 ― While countries of the Americas have adopted mandates to improve health equity, progress has been “limited and slow,” warned Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr Jarbas Barbosa. Countries must implement “urgent actions” to accelerate the reduction of health inequities, particularly given the…
28 Sep 2023
Washington, DC, September 28, 2023 (PAHO) — During the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), health authorities from countries in the Americas approved a report on access to sexual and reproductive health in the region. The document presents the current status of sexual and reproductive health (SHR)…
27 Sep 2023
Washington, DC, September 27, 2023 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa today launched a new initiative, Better Care for NCDs: Accelerating Actions in Primary Health Care, to expand access to non-communicable disease (NCD) services within Primary Health Care systems. The launch took place during an event…
27 Sep 2023
Washington, DC, September 27, 2023 (PAHO)- Health authorities at the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today approved a new regional strategy aimed at improving mental health and suicide prevention in the Americas and mobilizing resources to respond to the demand for care. The new strategy responds to the…
26 Sep 2023
Washington, DC, 26 September 2023 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) Elimination Initiative, which seeks to put an end to more than 30 communicable diseases and related conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean, received new impetus today at a session held on the sidelines of the 60th Directing Council of the regional public…
26 Sep 2023
Washington, D.C., 26 September 2023 (PAHO)—Ministers and high-level health authorities in the Region of the Americas today agreed to promote a series of interventions targeted at children, adolescents, and young adults aimed at preventing the development of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which are the leading causes of ill health, disability,…
26 Sep 2023
Washington D.C. 26 September 2023 (PAHO) – Health authorities of the Region of the Americas agreed today to a series of actions to strengthen human resources for health so that they can contribute to the development of resilient health systems and the recovery of public health gains that were eroded during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Policy On The…
26 Sep 2023
Washington, D.C., 26 September 2023 (PAHO)- The PAHO Award for Health Services Management and Leadership 2023 has been awarded to Dr. Alfredo Darío Espinosa Brito, of Cuba, for his service to public health. The award ceremony took place during the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is being held this week…