About Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was elected Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the Organization on 19 September 2012 and began her five-year term on 1 February 2013. From March 2008 until 1 November 2012, Dr. Etienne served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
PAHO Director welcomes regulation of food industry to curb obesity
Countries in the Americas—which have the highest obesity rates in the world—are fighting the obesity epidemic with new, stricter regulations on food labeling, promotion and advertising. ... Read More
Directora de OPS/OMS participa en Ecuador de conferencia sobre etiquetado, alimentación saludable y obesidad
La Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), Carissa F. Etienne, participa de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Etiquetado y Políticas Fiscales en Alimentación Saludable y Prevención de la Obesidad, que tiene lugar el 28 y 29 de agosto en Ecuador. ... Read More
Drug regulatory authorities from 120 countries exchange experiences in Brazil
Representatives of drug regulatory agencies from 120 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) are in Brazil this week for the 16th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA), taking place in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 24 to 29. ... Read More