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Values, Vision and Mission of the
Pan American Sanitary Bureau

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), the oldest international health agency in the world, is the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The Bureau is committed to providing technical support and leadership to PAHO Member States as they pursue their goal of Health for All and the values therein. Toward that end, the following values, vision, and mission guide the Bureau's work.

VALUES

Equity
Striving for fairness and justice by eliminating differences that are unnecessary and avoidable.

Excellence
Achieving the highest quality in what we do.

Solidarity
Promoting shared interests and responsibilities and enabling collective efforts to achieve common goals.

Respect
Embracing the dignity and diversity of individuals, groups and countries.

Integrity
Assuring transparent, ethical, and accountable performance.

VISION

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau will be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of the Americas enjoy optimal health and contribute to the well being of their families and communities.

MISSION

To lead strategic collaborative efforts among Member States and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of the Americas.


Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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