The 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas is taking place from 30 September-4 October.
Among other issues, Argentina and the Caribbean countries, along with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) met in order to make progress in the preparation of a joint work plan for cooperation in health in follow-up to an agreement signed in Buenos Aires in June 2013. This meeting took place as a parallel session of the Directing Council.
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Marking the tenth United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September 2013, Member States and UN officials are highlighting the scaling up of South-South flows of trade, investment, technology, and know-how as an increasingly important dimension of development co-operation.
“More and more developing countries are turning to each other to address development challenges,” said H.E. Ambassador John Ashe, President of the High-level Committee for South-South Cooperation, noting the need for inclusive, responsive and creative solutions and the role of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in ensuring development results.
For more information: United Nations Office for SSC
Last 12 and 13 September health experts met at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to take stock of regional advances in the mobilization of universal health coverage, including efforts to expand access to health care with financial protection.
The Consultative Meeting on Achieving Universal Health Coverage in the Americas was organized by PAHO/WHO with collaboration of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, and with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
For more information: Consultative Meeting