Dr Carissa Etienne, former Director of the Pan American Health Organisation and WHO’s Regional Director for the Americas, has died.
The 71-year-old from Dominica passed away in the US in the early hours of Friday morning.
She was rushed to hospital by ambulance where she died a short time later.
Dr Etienne was in her second five-year term as PAHO director.
She was a passionate advocate for universal health coverage and a much-loved daughter of the soil among the nature isle’s residents.