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Descriptor in English: Pan American Health Organization
Descriptor in Spanish: Organización Panamericana de la Salud
Descriptor in Portuguese: Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde
Descriptor in French: Organisation panaméricaine de la santé
Entry term(s): PAHO
Tree number(s): N03.540.514.718.800.628
SH1.010.020.030.040
SP1.021.137.168.044.020
Scope note: WHO regional office for the Americas acting as a coordinating agency for the improvement of health conditions in the hemisphere. The four main functions are: control or eradication of communicable diseases, strengthening of national and local health services, education and training, and research.
Annotation: CATALOGER: Use NAF entry
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
HI history
OG organization & administration
History Note: 73
DeCS UI: 10363
Descriptor UI: D010175
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/05
Pan American Health Organization - Preferred
Concept UI M0015786
Scope note WHO regional office for the Americas acting as a coordinating agency for the improvement of health conditions in the hemisphere. The four main functions are: control or eradication of communicable diseases, strengthening of national and local health services, education and training, and research.
Preferred term Pan American Health Organization
Entry term(s) PAHO



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