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MEDIA ADVISORY: PAHO media briefing on COVID-19 in the Americas

                   PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION                    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                                             News and Public Information                                                    Media Advisory  PAHO media briefing on COVID-19 in the Americas


Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO Regional Director for the Americas will hold an information session on the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas and PAHO’s response to this pandemic.


Tuesday August 11, from 11 am to 12 pm (Washington DC Time) Check here the correspondence in your time zone


  • Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO Director

  • Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director, PAHO

  • Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director of Health Emergencies, PAHO

  • Dr. Marcos Espinal, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases, PAHO

  • Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, Incident Manager, PAHO

HOW: VIA ZOOM Webinar. Please register here before the media briefing: You will receive an email with the confirmation and the final link to join the media briefing. Questions can be submitted prior to the briefing via email at

Questions can also be submitted during the briefing via the Questions and Answers (Q&A) chat

Include your name and media outlet when you sign in and submit questions. Please connect at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the conference. If there are any problems with the connection, please note that the conference will also be broadcast on PAHO’s social media platforms: Facebook (@pahowho) and Twitter (@pahowho). 

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