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Tag: Carissa F. Etienne

  • Monday, August 16th 2021 - 05:56 UTC

    PAHO Emergency medical teams expected at earthquake bashed Haiti

    ”Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti on this truly sad day,” said PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa F Etienne (Pic EFE)

    A team of experts from the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) office in Port au Prince has been deployed to evaluate damage and coordinate an appropriate health response following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti on the morning of Saturday August 14.

  • Wednesday, April 8th 2020 - 11:20 UTC

    PAHO Director calls for protection of health workers of the Americas

    PAHO Director Etienne said a pandemic like COVID-19 would overwhelm any health system, but its impact on those without sufficient health workers will be devastating

    Warning that cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have more than doubled in a week in the Region of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Director Carissa F. Etienne urged countries to take measures that protect health care workers to ensure they have access to the personal protective equipment and supplies they need to care for patients affected by the disease.