Washington, D.C. September 20, 2021 (PAHO) – At the opening of the Pan American Health Group’s (PAHO) 59th Directing Council today, Director Carissa F. Etienne presented the Group’s Annual Picture, which summarizes technical cooperation equipped to member countries. The account makes a speciality of assistance to again countries retort to the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining and strengthening health gains.
The account, which covers the length from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, modified into presented by Dr. Etienne to regional health authorities, who are meeting almost for the Directing Council held September 20-24.
“The theme of this account – Working by intention of the COVID-19 Pandemic – modified into chosen to mirror the challenging instances and unparalleled challenges by which we navigated to pronounce our technical cooperation during these last twelve months of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Etienne acknowledged in her presentation of the account.
The account particulars a mountainous vary of PAHO technical assistance, including provide of vital COVID-19 equipment and provides, and assistance in key areas akin to routine immunization, prevention of noncommunicable diseases, and increased win entry to to health care.
The account describes and summarizes achievements in all of PAHO’s main areas of technical cooperation: health emergencies; health methods and products and companies; communicable diseases and environmental determinants of health; family, health promotion, and existence course; noncommunicable diseases and psychological health; proof and intelligence for action in health; and gender, equity, and cultural diversity.
It additionally particulars PAHO’s work to improve internal efficiency and strengthen its toughen and facilitation of technical cooperation. It further describes PAHO’s efforts to be certain continued transparency and accountability in all its operations.
“I’m satisfied to account that no topic the enormous hardships and complications, the Group’s work continued undiminished, striving, as consistently, to fulfill those PAHO values of equity, excellence, team spirit, admire, and integrity, within the overarching framework of Pan Americanism,” Dr. Etienne acknowledged.