Frequently Asked Questions

What is PAHO?

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world's oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.

Where can I find information about PAHO publications?

Visit the PAHO Publications homepage to learn more about the organization's publications and how to obtain copies. There, you can also find information about permissions and licensing.

Where can I find job opportunities at PAHO/WHO?

The PAHO/WHO employment site compiles a list of current vacancies and types of recruitment contracts. Enter your personal profile in the online e-recruitment system to apply for a listed position.

I am looking for information about internships. Where do I look?

Information on internships is available on the PAHO Internship and Practicum Program homepage.

I am travelling abroad soon. Where can I find information and/or advice on health risks?

You can find vaccination requirements, travel risks and precautions for your country of destination on the Word Health Organization's Travel Advice homepage.