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Dr Carissa Etienne


October 3, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |

The outgoing director of the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO Dr Carissa Etienne, has acknowledged the significant gains in health in the last decade but urged countries to address current challenges.

She says “the challenges include immunization gaps that have rolled back nearly three decades of progress on childhood vaccinations in recent years”.

The Dominican-born Dr Etienne said that over the last decade she has seen countries translate the idea of universal health care into practical policies.

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