Issue No. 02 [2009]
PAHO, Catalyst for Health in the Americas. Health: Our Most Basic Asset.
January 28, 2009

NEWS & RELEASES - NOTICIAS
PAHO Director met Laura Albornoz, President of the OAS Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)

La Directora de la OPS se reúne con la Ministra Laura Albornoz, Presidenta de la Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres (CIM) de la OEA
News Release.
Washington, DC. January 26th, 2009.

Integrando el trabajo sobre equidad de género y salud entre agencias del sistema interamericano.

La Presidenta de la Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres (CIM) de la OEA, Ministra de SERNAM/Chile, Laura Albornoz, sostuvo una reunión con la Directora de la OPS, Dra. Mirta Roses, durante la visita de cortesía que realizara a la sede de la institución de salud regional.

Durante la reunión ambas representantes dialogaron para identificar las áreas de colaboración y apoyo técnico que permita fortalecer la función de promoción de la causa política de CIM en el impulso de derechos de las mujeres con un énfasis especial en Violencia de Género (VBG), la salud sexual y reproductiva, y derechos, empleo, educación de calidad y envejecimiento.
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- OAS Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)
- Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres de la OEA (CIM)

WHO Global Policy Group Meeting
WHO/GPG

Reunión del Grupo de Política Global de la OMS - WHO/GPG
Geneva, Switzerland.
January 16, 2009.



WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, the six Regional Directors and the Deputy Director-General, met in Geneva once concluded the 9th Meeting of the Programme, Budget and Administration Committee of the WHO-EB (EBPBAC) and before the celebration of the 124th Session of the WHO Executive Board in the first annual meeting of the Global Policy Group to review and discuss some of the WHO main policy issues.

Reflections on WHO ways of working, a WHO management strategy with focus in the needs to be absolute clarity on policy, planning and resources by both WHO and donor partners, and demonstration of performance and outcomes was overall for the WHO Director-General and Regional Directors.
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- Reunión del Grupo de Política Global de OMS

 

WHO-EB appoints Regional Directors for
Western Pacific Region (WHO/WPRO) and
South-East Asia Region (WHO/SEARO)

WHO Press Release.- The WHO Executive Board, that recently concluded its 124th session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Shin Young-soo as Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region, and reappointed Dr Samlee Plianbangchang for a second term as Regional Director for the South-East Asia Region.

Dr Shin Young-soo, 65, of the Republic of Korea succeeds Dr Shigeru Omi of Japan, who served two terms as Regional Director. Dr Shin, until recently Professor of Health Policy and Management at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University, has longstanding connections with WHO, having undertaken more than 30 assignments with the Organization as an adviser and consultant, and having on a number of occasions served on its Executive Board as the representative of the Republic of Korea.
WPRO is one of the six Regional Offices of WHO which includes more than 1.5 billion people in 37 Member States and areas.

Dr Samlee Plianbangchang served for 16 years at WHO, and worked in several key positions in the Ministry of Public Health, Royal Thai Government including as Director, Technical Division, Department of Medical Services.
SEARO is one of the six Regional Offices of WHO, with eleven Member States.

Expression of appreciation to Dr Shigeru Omi

The Executive Board, on the occasion of the retirement of Dr Shigeru Omi as Regional Director for the Western Pacific, expressed its appreciation of his services to the World Health Organization. Mindful of his lifelong devotion to the cause of international health, and recalling especially his 10 years of service as Regional Director for the Western Pacific. The EB expressed its profound gratitude and appreciation to Dr Shigeru Omi for his invaluable contribution to the work of WHO, which include among other his work in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), and the spearheaded WPRO's poliomyelitis eradication initiative, as well as his contribution in SARS and Avian Flu regional workplans

Dr. Omi has recently been honoured by the Rotary International with the Polio Eradication Champion Award.

HIGHLIGHTS / IN FOCUS
RESSCAD XXIV. Reunión del Sector Salud de Centro América y República Dominicana.


"Unidos por la salud de nuestros pueblos"

Tegucigalpa. Honduras.28-29 Enero 2009.-
La Dra. Mirta Roses, Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) participa en la XXIV RESSCAD, donde se reunirá además con el Dr. Efraín Bú Figueroa, Director del Instituto Hondureño de Seguridad Social, en este encuentro ambos directores formalizarán un acuerdo de cooperación entre ambas instituciones. La Dra. Roses sostendrá una entrevista con el Presidente de Honduras, Manuel Zelaya Rosales, como parte de su visita oficial al país con motivo de la RESSCAD.

-Líderes en salud potencian unidad de acción para abordar retos comunes
Nota de Prensa OPS/OMS Honduras.

Delegaciones al más alto nivel en representación del sector salud de los países centroamericanos y de la República Dominicana se reúnen del 28 al 29 de enero en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, para revisar los avances de los acuerdos de la 23ª RESSCAD desarrollados en El Salvador en 2007 y discutir importantes temas de salud de la población centroamericana que requieren un abordaje en conjunto, tales como enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles, cáncer, nutrición, agua y saneamiento, seguridad social, medicamentos y recursos humanos, entre otros.

WHO Executive Board
Geneva, Switzerland.
19-27 January 2009.


WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL SPEECHES:
-Report to the Executive Board, 124th session.
-Financial crisis and global health.
-The Financial Crisis and Global Health.
Report of a High-Level Consultation.
World Health Organization, Geneva
19 January 2009.
Available online PDF [18p.]:
2009 Financial Crisis Report (WHO)








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