Former President of Fiocruz is appointed Commissioner of Paho

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  • 10 de Maio de 2016
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Paulo Buss take possession of his mandate in Washington (USA) this Wednesday (5/11), for a mandate of two years (Picture: André Az)

The Coordinator of the Center for International Relations at Fiocruz (Cris/Fiocruz), Paulo Buss, was appointed one of the members of the Panel of High-level Committee of Equity and Inequalities in Health Assessment in the Americas, of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho/WHO). In his tenure as Commissioner, Buss will provide guidelines to help define what should be the strategic priorities of the Commission, and also will work to ensure its scientific rigour and appropriateness to the context of the continent.

The Commission will deepen the knowledge of the main social determinants of health in the Americas, with strong emphasis on factors influencing health such as gender, ethnicity, economics, human rights, culture, politics and the environment. The Group was established by Paho/WHO with the purpose to evaluate the associations between social inequalities and health indexes in the Mainland, for then to formulate practical and effective recommendations in terms of public policies capable of reducing the inequalities in the Americas.

The Commission will work according to the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, of the United Nations, and with the Strategic Plan 2014-2019 of Paho/WHO. The group will act in a manner next to all the countries of the region, developing partnerships with 14 countries to ensure efficient exchange of information and experience. The Secretariat will also support the work of the Commission, as well as the Institut of Equity in Health of University College London, where the Chairman of the Committee works, Sir Michael Marmot.

Paulo Buss was President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation between 2000 and 2008. Buss will take possession of his mandate in a ceremony to be held in Washington  (USA) on Wednesday (5/11). The charge is valid for two years.