A selection of photographs from the 56th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization, September 23-27, 2018.
Official photo of the delegates participating in the 56th session of PAHO's Directing Council, which takes place from September 23 to 27 in Washington, DC.
PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, inaugurates the 56th Directing Council before the Ministers of Health of the Americas.
The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar II, highlighted the role of PAHO and WHO in the prevention and control of infectious diseases during the opening of PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne presents the 2017-2018 annual report of her administration to the ministers and high-level health authorities of the Americas during PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
During the opening of PAHO's 56th Directing Council, WHO Deputy Director General for Programs, Soumya Swaminathan, advocated innovative partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During the opening of PAHO's 56th Directing Council, the Minister of Public Health of Honduras and outgoing president of the PAHO Directing Council, Octavio Sánchez Midence, called on the Region's health ministers to join efforts to protect the health of the most vulnerable.
PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne congratulates Bahamas Health Minister Duane Ermest Lascelles Sands on his election as president of PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
Delegates from the Caribbean during PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
Experts debated strategies to eliminate trans fats from the Region in parallel event of PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
Presentation at PAHO headquarters in Washington, D.C., within the framework of PAHO's 56th Directing Council, of a photographic exhibition on the prevention and control of cervical cancer, which this week is analyzing a plan to reduce the burden of this disease in the region.
Bahamas Minister of Health, Duane Ermest Lascelles Sands, leads the deliberations of PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
The President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, was named Public Health Hero of the Americas by PAHO.
PAHO and WHO representatives and health authorities from the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and Panama applaud the recognition of President Tabaré Vázquez as a Public Health Hero.
Dr. Natalia Largaespada Beer from Belize received the PAHO Award for Management and Leadership in Health Services.
Members of the "Universal Health in the 21st Century: 40 Years of Alma-Ata" high level commission previewed a report that identifies the advances, challenges, and recommendations for achieving universal health in the Americas.
Michael Marmot, from the Institute of Equity in Health at University College London and president of the PAHO Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, presented 12 recommendations to reduce inequities and inequalities in health in the region.
The Minister of Health of Trinidad and Tobago, Terrence Deyalsingh, in the plenary session of PAHO's 56th Directing Council.
The Minister of Health of Chile, Emilio Santelices, during the session of the 2018 Board of Directors.
Veronica Espinosa, Minister of Public Health of Ecuador, participates in the discussions of the PAHO Board of Directors.
La ministra de Salud de El Salvador, Violeta Menjivar, durante el 56.o Consejo Directivo de la OPS.
Andrés de Francisco, director of the Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, presents the Plan of Action for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health.
PAHO Director Emeritus, Mirta Roses, and PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, toured the Alma-Ata 40 photo exhibition, which is displayed in the lobby of the organization's headquarters in Washington, DC.
James Fitzgerald, director of PAHO's Department of Health Systems and Services, during the presentation of the Action Plan on Human Resources in Health at the 56th Directing Council.
Dr. Joy St John, WHO Assistant Director General for Climate and other Determinants of Health, presented the Regional Consultation on the WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change.
Director of PAHO's Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Anselm Hennis, presented the Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control 2018-2030 before the 56th Directing Council.
Minister of Public Health of Guyana, Volda Lawrence.
Minister of Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez Córdova.
Gilberto Occhi, Minister of Health of Brazil.
Secretary of Health of Argentina, Adolfo Rubinstein.
Uruguayan Minister of Health, Jorge Basso.
Minister of Public Health of Cuba, José Ángel Portal Miranda.
Minister of Health of Paraguay, Julio Mazzoleni.
Minister of Health of Panama and President of the Executive Committee of PAHO, Miguel Mayo.
Delegates during the 56th Directing Council of PAHO.
Minister of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala, Carlos Soto.