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WHD-2018-slideThe Pan American Health Organization cordially invites you to celebrate World Health Day 2018, with the theme "Universal Health: everyone, everywhere" in the Region of the Americas.
The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Michelle Bachelet former president of Chile and Chair of the PAHO High-Level Commission "Universal Health in the 21st Century: 40 years of Alma-Ata."

DATE: Wednesday, 4 April 2018

TIME: 11:30 a.m. (EST)



  • 11:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Introduction of World Health Day 2018 Carissa F. Etienne, Director of PAHO/WHO
  • 11:40 a.m. Ensuring the right to health: an imperative of the XXI Century Michelle Bachelet, Former President of the Republic of Chile and Chairperson of the High-level Commission "Universal Health in the 21 st century: 40 years of Alma-Ata"
  • 12:00 p.m. Questions and Comments from the audience Moderated by James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services Department, PAHO/WHO 12:45 p.m. Closing of the Event Francisco Becerra, Assistant Director, PAHO/WHO