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.
Special Lancet series shows universal health coverage is a feasible goal in Latin America and worldwide
Representatives of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank, The Lancet, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said a new Lancet series on universal health coverage in Latin America, published today, provides evidence and ... Read More
Apertura de la XXX Reunión del Sector Salud de Centroamérica y República Dominicana
Autoridades de los Ministerios de Salud, Instituciones de Agua y Saneamiento, así como las instituciones de Seguridad Social de Centroamérica y República Dominicana, acompañadas por la Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/ Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), Dra. Carissa Etienne, inician la XXX ... Read More
Achieving universal health coverage is a moral imperative
Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO/WHO Director, from the Lancet's new Series on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Latin America: In the past few decades, important policies and strategic initiatives in health and development have been embraced by Latin America, with the active participation and ... Read More