Archives for ‘Día 1’

Official photo – 51st Directing Council

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Canada highlights PAHO’s role in international cooperation project with Argentina

The head of the Canadian delegation welcomed the South-South Cooperation project between Canada and Argentina, which is being carried out with support from PAHO. It is a collaborative experience among the continent's most remote territories: Nunavut, Canada, and Tierra del Fuego,...

Mexico Affirms that PAHO’s Efforts Mark a Milestone for Development

In expressing his appreciation for the annual report of PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses, Mexico's Minister of Health, Dr. Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg, emphasized that "the efforts of the Organization are a true landmark for the development of all the countries of the Region." As noted in the report, progress toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals has been uneven. "The presence of vulnerable population groups persists in all countries, and despite the efforts of PAHO and...

Americas On Track to Reach Global Targets On Hunger, Child Mortality, and Water and Sanitation, says PAHO Director

The Region of the Americas is Americas on track to reach global targets on hunger, child mortality, and water and sanitation, says PAHO director Dr. Mirta Roses during the presentation of the annual report of the organization, “Transforming The Millennium Development Goals Into Results.”...

Annual Report of the President of the Executive Committee

CD51/2 — Annual Report of the President of the Executive...

Brazil’s Minister of Health: reducing maternal mortality is a promise to the president

Brazil's Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, stated, "I have made a promise to President Dilma Rousseff, the first female president of our country, to further reduce maternal mortality in Brazil. We call on PAHO to redouble its efforts to that...

Paraguay’s Minister of Health Says Regional Level Is Most Appropriate for Solving Health Challenges

The Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay and representative of the countries comprising the South American Council of Health of the UNASUR, Esperanza Martínez, said that "the regional level is most appropriate for solving current health challenges," having noted that current health problems transcend borders. Martinez said that UNASUR Health has a Five-Year Plan 2010-2015 in process of implementation. "We are convinced of the need for stronger multilateralism and that PAHO...

Mirta Roses presents video on health and the Millennium Development Goals in the Americas

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfGo-fE0sVE Access the interactive document "Health and the Millennium Development Goals: From Commitment to Action" at...

Panama elected to chair 51st Directing Council

Panama's Minister of Health, Franklin Vergara, now leads the sessions of the Council, replacing his Mexican counterpart, Solomon Chertorivski...

Directing Council formally opens

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Mexico’s Minister of Health stressed the importance of PAHO’s existence to current health challenges

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Development and democracy are strengthened jointly and health policies play a fundamental role, said Albert Ramdin, OAS

The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, highlited that PAHO is one of the inter-American system's oldest institutions. He congratulated Dr. Roses for her leadership and commitment. Ramdin emphasized how PAHO and the OAS work together to link the health agenda and the political agenda to implement joint policies that benefit the region. He stressed that this year, which marks the 10 year anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,...

Margaret Chan Pledges WHO’s Support to Countries in Anti- tobacco Efforts

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, vowed that her organization “is deeply committed to combating the tobacco epidemic,” which has made “a massive contribution to morbidity and mortality” throughout the world. Chan lauded the efforts of the countries of the Americas in introducing strong tobacco control measures, noting that these efforts “are feeling the heat from an industry with dirty laundry and increasingly dirty tactics, now...

The Region of the Americas is the best prepared to deal with disasters

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IDB’s Manager of Social Sector Highlights Advances in Public Health in the Americas

Kei Kawabata, Manager of Social Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank, pointed out that the processes of change and the health sector reforms undertaken by the region "begin to bear fruit."...

United States Secretary of Health and Human Services praises Dr. Roses’ management

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, opened her speech with a compliment to the Director of PAHO, Dr. Roses, for being the first woman to head the world's oldest international health organization. "It has been a shining example," she said and thanked her for her...

Reform of WHO and eHealth strategy are key to constant reinvention, said PAHO Director

Response to all challenges and everything else requires concentrated action on the determinants of health, as well as a constant process of innovation, adaptation and strengthening of health systems and services, said PAHO Director. In that regard, she stressed that the consultation to reform WHO and the eHealth Plan of Action are key issues "in this constant reinvention." "This ability to rethink, to use lessons learned to respond to new challenges, to anticipate answers, to work tirelessly...

PAHO Director Expresses Solidarity With Families Affected by Climate Events This Year

PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses expressed her solidarity with families in the Americas that suffered devastating losses in different climate events, such as the storms in the Caribbean and the East coast of the United States, the floods in Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala, fires, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Dr. Roses said that this demonstrates the importance of the Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change to be discussed in the Directing...

Dr. Roses explains main issues that will be addressed by the Directing Council this week

Dr. Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) explained that the Directing Council will address topics such as the Action Plan to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, including a Panel on Safe Motherhood and Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health, with the presence of the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, HRH The Infanta Doña Cristina, and Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health...

The Directing Council is an opportunity to review policies and correct the course, said PAHO Director

The Director of PAHO, Dr. Roses said the Directing Council is an opportunity to take further action, review policies, course corrections and adjust interventions, "as it is the only way to achieve tangible benefits for the health of our people"...