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Advancing Global Health: A Conversation with PAHO Director Dr. Jarbas Barbosa

Date & Time

Jan. 17, 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


On January 17th, the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute convened influential health leaders for a roundtable entitled "Advancing Global Health." Attendees included Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), US government representatives, multinational pharmaceutical executives, and Wilson Center fellows. Following this dialogue, Brazil Institute Director Bruna Santos interviewed Dr. Barbosa to spotlight PAHO’s crucial role in safeguarding the health of Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Dr. Barbosa outlined PAHO’s strategies for strengthening Primary Health Care in the region alongside the region's pharmaceutical manufacturing self-sufficiency. The discussion focused on PAHO’s critical role in the health of Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Dr. Barbosa emphasized G20’s role in fostering collaborative policies for clinical research and access to health technologies, and strategies for G20 countries to promote the transition to biosimilar drugs for cancer treatment, enhancing accessibility and innovation.

This event is part of G20 Dialogues, a project of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Through live broadcasts, articles, and events, we will analyze Brazil’s challenges and actions at the helm of the G20.


Hosted By

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and US institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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