The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that Member States increase their efforts to implement prevention and control actions for infections associated with health care, due to the detection and local spread of mutli-resistant microorganisms with New Delhi Metallo-?-lactamase-type (NDM) antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in health services in countries of the Americas.
:: Malaria Champions of the Americas 2013
Promote, coordinate, and implement technical-cooperation activities that are sound and appropriate for the culture and society directed to the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and noncommunicable diseases and zoonoses.
Strive to achieve sustainable impact through strengthened country capacity and effective inter-country collaboration.
Collaborate to strengthen sustainable capacity in Member Countries at the individual and collective levels to measure, prevent, control, and eliminate disease.
Assist Member Countries in the development of health-situation analysis for policy- and decision-making.