PAHO is a specialized international health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. PAHO is committed to ensuring that all people have access to the health care they need, when they need it, with quality and without fear of falling into poverty. Through its work, PAHO promotes and supports the right of everyone to good health. The organization engages in technical cooperation with its 52 member countries and works in partnership with ministries of health and other government agencies, civil society organizations, international agencies, universities, social security agencies, community groups, and other partners. PAHO sets regional health priorities and mobilizes action to address health problems that respect no borders and that, in many cases, jeopardize the sustainability of health systems. The organization fights communicable and non-communicable diseases and their causes, strengthen health systems, and respond to emergencies and disasters. Through its 27 country offices and three specialized centers in the region, PAHO promotes evidenced-based decision-making to improve and promote health as a driver of sustainable development. PAHO projects and programscover a wide range of health topics.
PAHO Publicationsprovide a gateway to health care information resources related to the Western Hemisphere’s most pressing public health issues. The resources have PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers – general information with full database search. The IRIS Digital Library provides the PAHO/WHO Institutional Repository for information sharing. The Virtual Health Library has information and knowledge for health. The website has also Virtual Campus for Public Health and Complete news listing.