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OAS and PAHO to Exchange Experiences and Practices to Improve Programs Promoting E-Government

  February 20, 2015

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) signed an agreement this week by which they will join forces to strengthen their programs designed to incorporate knowledge management and information and communication technology into the provision of health-related public services.

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, and the Director of PAHO, Carissa Etienne, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that reaffirms the commitment of both institutions of the Inter-American System to integrating their electronic government (e-Government) and electronic health (eHealth) programs.

The document signed specifies that the OAS and PAHO will offer technical assistance and collaboration through jointly-designed working groups, activities, and strategic meetings to support the advancement of knowledge management, eHealth, and e-Government in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, it stipulates that already-developed institutional platforms will be used to transfer technology to strengthen the work of both programs.

This agreement will be implemented through the OAS Electronic Government Program and the eHealth Program of the Knowledge Management, Bioethics, and Research Office of PAHO

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-051/15