Maria Gomez recognized by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in celebration of World Health Day

On April 5th, Mary’s Center President/CEO Maria Gomez was recognized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the world’s oldest international public health agency, for her “exceptionally meritorious [contribution] to improving heath in the Americas” and her “example as role model for current and future generations of public health practitioners.” This distinction was bestowed upon Maria at PAHO’s World Health Day celebration.

World Health Day is celebrated every year in April to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health