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Tufton to chair PAHO Executive Committee for 2022-23

Oct. 3, 2022

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Saturday, October 1, 2022: Jamaica has been appointed to the presidency of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) for 2022-23.


The Committee, which will be chaired by the island’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton for the period, acts as a working party to the Pan-American Sanitary Conference, the supreme governing authority of the PAHO.


The Executive Committee, composed of nine member states of PAHO, meets twice a year to discuss the organisation’s budget and policies to address pressing health issues in the Region of the Americas.


Minister Tufton assumed the chair at the 171st Session of the Executive Committee held on 30 September, following the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference.