Pan American Health Organization - PAHO

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

525 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-974-3000 (Voice)
202-338-0869 (FAX)


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), was formerly known as the International Sanitary Bureau. It is composed of 35 member governments in the Americas and three European governments. PAHO, in its centennial year of existence, serves the health needs of the population of the Americas. The Organization continuously strives to address the health problems and inequities of the Americas, so that all citizens of the Region may lead socially and economically productive lives. PAHO's website provides general information about both itself and WHO, answers inquiries, and provides information on a variety of international health subjects in English and in Spanish.

Print Resources

PAHO publishes books in both Spanish and English and a journal on a wide range of health subjects. For publications catalogs and to place orders, contact either the PAHO Distribution Center, P.O. Box 27, Annapolis Junction, MD, 20701 or PAHO's online bookstore:

Review Date

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008