The PAHO Headquarters Library and Information services supports the work of the Organization and provides professional and technical reference and information services. We also collect, organize, preserve and disseminate regional information produced by PAHO.

Goals 

  • To provide information services to PAHO staff and the staff of other international agencies, diplomatic missions and visitors (by appointment only). 
  • To serve as Regional Focal Point to WHO HQ Library by providing professional and technical reference and information services covering subject areas within the biomedical and public health field, including, historical information such as Research4Life(HINARI), IRIS and GIFT (for PAHO staff only).
  • To collect, organize, preserve and disseminate the scientific and technical literature by PAHO (including Headquarters, Country Offices and the Pan American Centers), both bibliographic and in full text.