51st Directing Council Agenda for Wednesday September 28

During this third day of PAHO’s 51st PAHO Directing Council, the Ministers of Health of the Americas and PAHO/WHO staff will address, among other topics, the following:

  • Election of Three Member States to the Executive Committee on the Expiration of the Periods of Office of Argentina, Guatemala, and Haiti
  • Election of Two Members to the Advisory Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information
  • Appointment of the External Auditor of PAHO for 2012-2013 and 2014-2015
  • Regional Consultation on WHO Reform
  • Salary of the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau
  • Roundtable on Antimicrobial Resistance

Also scheduled for discussion during today’s session are: the adoption of a strategy and action plan to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality in the Americas, addressed yesterday; and a strategy and action plan on urban health, discussed on Monday.

Among the issues discussed yesterday by the Council were: maternal mortality, which brought together several specialists from international organizations and NGOs, and WHO Reform, which included commentary from WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.

For more information on the agenda and the other issues to be addressed this week, visit: http://bit.ly/odOQfg.

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