PAHO Elects New Director
Press Release
September 30, 2022
PAHO Elects New Director

MEMBERS STATES of the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) have elected Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr of Brazil as its new Director.

Dr Barbosa, who will begin his five-year term on February 1, 2023, was elected during the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference held in Washington this week.

The new Director replaces Dr. Carissa F. Etienne of Dominica, who has led PAHO since 2012, According to a release from PAHO, Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr. is currently the Assistant Director at PAHO “where he has led the Organization’s efforts to increase equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and to enhance regional capacities to produce medicines and other health technologies”.

The Pan American Health Organisation, the hemispheric health organisation for the World Health Organisation, is into its 120th year (API/WHO).