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.
First imported Ebola case is reported in the Americas
Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) diagnosed and reported in the United States. This is also the first case diagnosed and reported in the Region of the Americas. ... Read More
2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the PAHO Foundation today announced the winners of the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. ... Read More
PAHO and The Carter Center congratulate Ecuador as second in the Americas to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Carter Center congratulated Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the people of Ecuador for their country becoming the second in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as verified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health ... Read More