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.
PAHO/WHO urges guaranteed access to health services for all women
In celebration of International Women's Day, on 8 March, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries to guarantee all women access to essential health services and interventions. ... Read More
PAHO Director highlights reductions in maternal mortality in Nicaragua
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, praised Nicaragua today for its success in reducing maternal mortality. Etienne in particular noted progress in the department of Matagalpa, where health personnel have worked with a community network to ... Read More
PAHO Director visits health centers in Nicaragua
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, is in Nicaragua this week to meet with health authorities and discuss health progress in the country, including the implementation of the Family and Community Health Model in Nicaragua's health ... Read More