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PAHO Director calls for protection of health workers in face of the advancing COVID19 pandemic in the region of the Americas

Warning that cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have doubled in a week in the Region of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged countries to take measures that protect health care workers to ensure they have access to the personal protective equipment and supplies they need to care for patients affected by the disease. 


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Nurses on the front lines of the pandemic in Miami

Nursing in the time of COVID-19

Two advanced practice nurses on the front lines of the pandemic


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Carissa F. Etienne

"I believe strongly that good health is rooted in equity, universality, solidarity, and inclusiveness"

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Director of the Pan American Health Organization