Jamaica has been appointed to the presidency of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, for 2022-23.

The committee, which will be chaired by the health minister Dr. Christopher Tufton for the period, acts as a working party to the Pan-American Sanitary Conference, which is 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 yesterday, following the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference.