What is PAHO? The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.

About CFNI


CFNI is a specialized Centre of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), which was established in 1967 to forge a regional approach to solving the nutrition problems of the Caribbean. It serves a total population of about six (6) million, a third of who live in Jamaica.

The institute aims to attain food security and achieve optimal nutritional health for all peoples of the Caribbean through collaboration with Caribbean countries to enhance, describe, manage and prevent the key nutritional problems and to increase their capacity in providing effective nutritional services.

The official symbol of the CFNI is the Cajanus Cajan (pigeon peas) that forms a part of the above logo. It is readily cultivated, highly prized and popular among all the Caribbean people as a common home grown food.


Goal and Mission


Promotion and Dissemination

Human Resource Development

Surveillance and Research