Dr. Carissa F. Etienne – Director, Pan American Health Organization |


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