The Pan American Health Organization

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Acknowledgements I would like to express my appreciation to The Pan American Health Organization, especially Ms. Raquel Graham, Mr. Gary Cooper, Mr. Julian Coakley and Ms. Barbara Sweeting who took the time out of their busy schedule to give information regarding the organization’s duties and answer any other questions. I would also like to express my gratitude to my lecturer Ms. Shamel Sands, who allowed students to select their own healthcare organization for this research project and learn about its organizational structure. Synopsis of The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) The Pan American Health Organization is the oldest organization in the Caribbean region serving for over one hundred (100) years under the World Health Organization. The Bahamas gained membership of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in April and July 1974, respectively. It was established as a full-fledged representation in 1986. The PAHO Bahamas Office is located in the Grosvenor Medical Centre on the 2nd floor, Grosvenor Close off Shirley Street, Nassau Bahamas. The Pan American Health Bahamas Office The PAHO Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, consist of eleven staff members, two temporary consultants and one intern. The structure of the Pan American Health Organization was interesting as there are only three personnel who are hired from the World Health Organization in Washington DC Headquarters and this includes the PAHO/WHO
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