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About PAHO /WHO Guyana:
There is a long history of PAHO’s involvement in the Caribbean since Offices were created in 1951 before any of the territories had gained independence. The Zone I office in Caracas, Venezuela, had the responsibility for technical cooperation with the Caribbean territories.

With the attainment of independence, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica sought the establishment of separate country offices in the recognition that the organization’s technical expertise and financial support could improve their systems and health conditions. PAHO’s technical cooperation in Guyana was formalized in October 1967 with the establishment of the country office.

About PAHO /WHO:
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.

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