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Dr Mirta Roses Periago reappointed Regional Director for the Americas

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The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 122nd session in Geneva, has reappointed Dr Mirta Roses Periago as Regional Director for the Americas following her nomination by the Regional Committee for the Americas. She will begin a new five-year term on 1 February 2008.

The Regional Office of the Americas comprises 35 countries.

Short biography

Dr Mirta Roses Periago from Argentina received her medical degree from the National University of Córdoba in 1969, obtaining a diploma in public health with a specialization in epidemiology and a certificate of specialization in infectious diseases from the University of Buenos Aires. She also studied tropical medicine at Bahía State Federal University in Brazil.

She joined the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in 1984 as coordinator of the Epidemiology Unit of the Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) in Trinidad and Tobago.

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