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/WHO urges renewed efforts to promote breastfeeding so that mothers and children benefit from its many advantages
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2014, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging increased support for breastfeeding so that children are given the best start in life. Breastfeeding is one of the most cost-effective ways to support healthier and smarter ... Read More
PAHO Foundation names new president and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson
The PAHO Foundation—the philanthropic arm of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)—today announced Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson as its new President and CEO. She will lead the Foundation’s efforts to mobilize resources to support PAHO’s technical cooperation with member countries to improve health and save lives in ... Read More
Directora General de la OMS disertó en Cuba sobre la agenda de desarrollo posterior a 2015
En una conferencia magistral sobre la agenda de desarrollo posterior a 2015 (plazo cuando vencen los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio), la Directora General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Margaret Chan, destacó que para elaborar cualquier agenda de desarrollo sostenible, se debe prestar ... Read More