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The Minister of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation, and the Environment is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Carissa Etienne, a renowned public health expert from Dominica.
Dr. Etienne served as the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) (2018-2023).
The Minister expresses sincere condolences to Dr. Etienne’s family, colleagues, and the PAHO community during this difficult time. The Minister has had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Etienne over the years and recognizes her exceptional commitment and humility.
Throughout her extensive tenure with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Etienne demonstrated unwavering dedication and contributed significantly to the improvement of global health.
Her legacy stands as a testament to her profound impact on the health sector and the countless lives she touched through her tireless efforts. Dr. Etienne’s passing is a great loss to the world, which mourns the loss of a visionary leader whose contributions crossed borders and inspired global change.
The Minister, on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation, and the Environment, once again extends sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Carissa Etienne.