23 JANUARY | 2018 GENEVA – The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Etienne was elected Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the countries of the Americas on 19 September 2012 during the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference. She was re-elected for a second term in September 2017.
PAHO serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of WHO (WHO/AMRO). Dr Etienne will begin her second five-year term as PAHO Director and WHO Regional Director on 1 February 2018.
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