28ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana  / 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference

  1. Dr. Carissa Etienne, a native of Dominica, will be the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). She was elected by PAHO Member States during the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference.
    Dr. Etienne will begin her five-year term on 1 February 2013, succeeding Dr. Mirta Roses Periago of Argentina, who has been PAHO Director since 2003.
    Dr. Etienne is currently Assistant Director General, Health Systems and Services, of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. From 2003 to 2008 she served as Assistant Director of PAHO, WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas.
    Dr. Etienne holds degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of the West Indies as well as a master’s in community health and an honorary diploma in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    During her acceptance speech, Dr. Etienne said her vision for health in the Americas is one of societies free of inequality, where people have access to healthy social determinants and environments that allow them to have lives that are long, dignified, healthy, and productive. This includes access to universal health services without fear of being impoverished.

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  5. Dr Edward Greene, Special Advisor to CARPHA, Dr Bheri Ramsarran, Minister of Health of Guyana and Chair of the executive board of CARPHA, and Dr Jerome Walcott, Interim Director of CARPHA talk about the new Caribbean Public health Agency.

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28ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana / 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference

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Ministros de Salud de todos los países de las Américas se reunirán entre el 17 y el 21 de septiembre en la 28ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana que se celebra en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS)


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Ministros de Salud de todos los países de las Américas se reunirán entre el 17 y el 21 de septiembre en la 28ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana que se celebra en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) en Washington, D.C., para analizar las políticas sanitarias de la región. Durante la Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana, los Estados Miembros de la OPS elegirán al próximo Director de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana, el secretariado de la OPS. La persona seleccionada asumirá su mandato de cinco años el 1 de febrero de 2013, en reemplazo de la doctora Mirta Roses Periago, de nacionalidad argentina, quien ejerce la Dirección de la OPS desde el 1 de febrero de 2003. Además, se presentará la edición de Salud en las Américas 2012, un informe que actualiza la situación de la salud en la región y en los 48 países y territorios de las Américas.

Ministers of Health of all the countries of the Americas will gather at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) from 17-21 September for the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference to analyze the health policies in the Region. During the Pan American Sanitary Conference, PAHO Member States will elect the next Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, the secretariat of PAHO. The director-elect will begin his or her five-year term on 1 February 2013, taking over from Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, of Argentina, who has been serving as Director of PAHO since 1 February 2003. The 2012 edition of Health in the Americas, a publication that provides an update on the health situation in the 48 countries and territories of the Region, will also be presented.

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