Promoting Health, Well-Being and Human Security

In 2009–2010, events in the Americas brought into sharp focus the importance and the interconnectedness of health, security, and human well-being. The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti showed the tragic consequences of unplanned urban sprawl and the extreme vulnerability of populations living in poverty. Recalling these events, one understands that human security cannot be taken for granted; it must be protected and promoted.

PAHO (2010): Promoting Health, Well-Being and Human Security. Annual Report of the Director 2010. Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) URL [Accessed: 29.11.2012]