What is PAHO?

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world's oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.

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Where can I find information about PAHO publications?

The navigation menu on the left-hand side of the PAHO web site has a "Publications" link that leads to information about PAHO publications. This includes access to publications by topic, permissions and licensing.


Where can I find job opportunities at PAHO/WHO?

The PAHO/WHO employment site compiles a list of current vacancies and types of recruitment contracts. Enter your personal profile in the online e-recruitment system to apply for a listed position.

I am looking for information about internships. Where do I look?

Information on internships is available on the Internship opportunities page.

I am travelling abroad soon. Where can I find information and/or advice on health risks?

You can find vaccination requirements, travel risks and precautions for your country of destination on the International travel and health web site.