Centennial Symposium, Anniversary Symposium Celebrating Partnerships: 100 years of Health in the Americas - December 2002
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a centennial symposium in Washington, in December 2002 that involved leading figures from the fields of public health and development cooperation. During the symposium, key themes were addressed including: the achievements and challenges of public health in the Americas, the Millennium Development Goals and the principles for international health cooperation. Participants to the symposium included ministers and other health authorities from countries throughout the Americas, as well as political, development and health experts from the international community. The inaugural session on “Achievements and Challenges of Public Health in the Americas” included a presentation of the main findings of the CMH Report by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. The session was chair by Carol Adelman, Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, and other panellists included Dr. Gro H. Brundtland, Director-General of WHO, Dr. George A.O. Alleyne, Director of PAHO, Dr. Jack A. Meyer, President of New Directions for Policy Health Care Financing & Equitable Access to Health Services and Dr. Julio José Frenk, Minister of Health, Mexico. For further information on the Centennial Symposium visit: PAHO's web site and download the Agenda [pdf 204kb].