PAHO convenes ministers of health of the Americas to discuss health priorities for the Region

Ministers of Health and other high-level authorities from the countries and territories of the Americas will meet from September 25-29 in Washington D.C, to participate in the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The opening ceremony will take place on Monday, September 25 at 9:00 am (Washington D.C time), with the participation of the Minister of Health and Welfare of Jamaica and outgoing President of the Directing Council, Dr. Christopher Tufton, and PAHO Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa.

The Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, among others, will also speak via video. Dr. Barbosa, who took office in February of this year, will present the Director’s annual report on Monday, which analyzes PAHO’s performance between July 2022 and June 2023.


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