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

24 Jun 2022
Washington D.C. 24 June 2022 (PAHO) - The 170th Session of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded yesterday with several resolutions passed to strengthen collaboration to support health goals in the Americas, the regional COVID-19 response, and measures to bolster the organization’s ability to support countries,…
24 Sep 2021
Resolutions adopted at the meeting address regional production of essential medicines and health technologies, reversing the decline in routine immunization, advancing digitalization of the health sector, strengthening health systems to better cope with emergencies, and other vital health matters. Washington, D.C., 24 September 2021 (PAHO) – The…
22 Sep 2021
Suppression of COVID-19 in the region will continue to require a comprehensive response, pandemic update report notes Washington, D.C. September 22, 2021 (PAHO) – In an update to its 59th Directing Council meeting of health ministers, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today that the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas…
22 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. September 22, 2021 (PAHO) – Leaders from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) met today to discuss actions to strengthen the health, social and economic recovery in the region from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a side-event on the margins of PAHO’s…
22 Sep 2021
Washington, D.C. 22 September 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recognized Dr. Joanne Liu of Canada for her service to public health by presenting her with the PAHO Award for Health Services Management and Leadership. The recognition was made at the 59th PAHO Directing Council, a gathering of health leaders from the…
21 Sep 2021
Washington DC, September 21, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced the selection of two centers in Argentina and Brazil as regional hubs for the development and production of mRNA-based vaccines in Latin America in a bid to tackle COVID-19 and future infectious-disease challenges. The Bio-Manguinhos Institute of…
20 Sep 2021
Other regional health leaders emphasized the need for digitization of public health information, international collaboration, and equity in health for post-pandemic recovery and coping with future pandemics. Washington, D.C. September 20, 2021 (PAHO) – At today’s opening of the 59th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO…
25 Jun 2021
Equal access to vaccines, building resilient health systems, and regional production of health technologies were some of the vital issues at this high-level meeting. Washington, D.C., 25 June 2021 (PAHO/WHO) –The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Executive Committee concluded its 168th Session with draft resolutions on key issues such as…
30 Sep 2020
The Americas will most likely experience recurring epidemic waves and outbreaks of COVID-19, interspersed with periods of low-level transmission over the next 24 months, pending a safe vaccine     Washington, D.C., 30 September 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – Health ministers from countries in the Americas yesterday committed to maintain and expand sustained…