PAHO Director receives Peru Order of Merit

      PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago received Order of Merit in the Grade of Grand Officer from the government of Peru. The award resolution recognizes that Dr. Roses Periago “has led important and recognized efforts throughout Latin America, that have contributed substantially to improving health policies in Peru” and stressed “the high professional performance, specifically in the areas of immunization, malaria and tobacco control.  These results have been properly applied and incorporated in public health policies in Peru.”