The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, met today with the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen Chastanet, and gave a presentation to the Cabinet of Ministers, during which she congratulated the Government for taking steps towards achieving universal health.

La directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Carissa F. Etienne, instó a fortalecer la atención primaria como base para la salud universal - tema del Día Mundial de la Salud de este año, en un encuentro con gestores estaduales de salud de Brasil, entre otros.

Ashanti Gill arrived at the Matron Roberts clinic by bus one morning. Her eight-month pregnancy and two-year old son made walking there difficult, but little Erik had been suffering with a cough and fever the night before and needed a check-up.

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Colombian Minister of Health and Social Protection, Juan Pablo Uribe Restrepo, today presented the country’s strategic health priorities to the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of WHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne.