Author Archives: OPS/OMS

PAHO Director cites “a clear Pan American consensus” in favor of universal health coverage, as 52nd Directing Council ends

“A clear Pan American consensus has emerged that universal health coverage is essential if we are to improve human health and well-being; to eradicate or eliminate diseases; to reduce morbidity and mortality gaps; and to especially reduce those inequities that … Continue reading

Posted in Day 5

Bolivia: The challenge will be to turn the consensus into reality

“We have big challenges, but the most important one is to put into practice all that we have agreed upon together over these past five days,”  Dr. Juan Carlos Calvimontes, Bolivia’s Minister of Health and Sports and Vice President of … Continue reading

Posted in Day 5

Dr. Raúl Castellanos, Advisor to the Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico

Posted in Day 3, Directing Council, Interviews

IAPO urges implementation of strategies to achieve universal health coverage

The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), which represents 65 million patients around the world, today encouraged the Pan American Health Organization PAHO) and the countries of the Americas to implement strategies that facilitate achievement of universal health coverage.

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Advancing the social determinants of health, in the Americas and beyond

Participants in a special side event to the 52nd Directing Council described successful efforts to address the social determinants of health in countries of the Americas as well as in other regions.

Posted in Day 2, Directing Council

Barbados applauds alignment of regional and global priorities in new PAHO Strategic Plan

The delegate of Barbados congratulated the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the design of its new Strategic Plan and for the alignment achieved between regional and global priorities.

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Chile: The health sector needs to get out of the doctor’s office and go to schools and the workplace to address populational aging

The delegate of Chile told participants at PAHO’s 52nd Directing Council that the health sector needs to move beyond the doctor’s office and into schools and the workplace to raise awareness about populational aging in the Americas.

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