WHAT: The ministers of health of all the countries of the Americas will gather for the annual meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
WHEN: The opening session will take place Monday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m., with comments by PAHO Director Mirta Roses, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, Secretary General of the Organization of American States José Miguel Insulza, and President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno.
WHERE: In Room A, 2nd Floor, at PAHO headquarters, 525 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (corner of Virginia Ave. and 23rd St., N.W., four blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station.)
WHY: The purpose of the meeting is to make new policy decisions that address the critical health problems of the region. Among key topics to be discussed are: cervical cancer prevention, neonatal health, adolescent and youth health, prevention and management of diabetes and obesity, response to vector-borne diseases, climate change and its impact on public health, and the presentation of the Director’s Annual Report.
The Pan American Health Organization, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization