Health & Wellbeing
JAM | Jun 26, 2023

Tufton to chair PAHO Executive Council Meeting in Washington, DC

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FILE: Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health & Wellness

Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, who currently serves as President of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Executive Council will preside over a four-day meeting of the Executive Council in Washington DC.

In its 172nd session, the meeting will be held from today (June 26) and go until Friday (June 30).

It will focus on matters including, mental health and suicide prevention, policy on the Health Workforce 2030, strategic communications in public health for behavior change, strategy for universal access to health, and the COVID-19 pandemic in the region of the Americas.

FILE: Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie.

Chief Medical Officer of Jamaica, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, will also travel to Washington, DC with Dr. Tufton and the meeting will be attended by representatives from Member States of PAHO.

The Executive Committee meets twice per year to discuss the Organization’s budget, policies and address important health concerns in the region. It is comprised of nine Member States of PAHO, duly elected by the Pan American Sanitary Conference or the Directing Council to serve as its support arm/working party for overlapping periods of three years.

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