Category Archives: Directing Council

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

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Executive Committee meets

Representatives of the countries that make up the Executive Committee met today in the 153rd Session.

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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

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Resolution approved on cooperation for health development in the Americas

Health authorities approved a resolution to strengthen cooperation for health development in the Americas and adapt it to a broader concept of cooperation among countries and partnerships.

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Progress in evidence-based policy-making for national immunization programs

With the goal of strengthening national capacities for evidence-based immunization decision-making, top-level health authorities of the Americas approved today a resolution calling on the Region’s countries to take note of the policy approaches described in the document Evidence-Based Policy-Making for … Continue reading

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Directing Council adopts resolution to increase number of personnel trained in primary health care

Top-level health authorities adopted today a resolution calling for Member States to increase the number of trained health personnel and ensure the availability of primary care services, particularly in remote and rural areas. The countries pledged to develop national human … Continue reading

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The final day of the 52nd Directing Council begins

Ministers of health and other top-level health authorities of the Americas are participatingin the final day of the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which during this past week has dealt with a diversity of public … Continue reading

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