Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):
1. The possibility of Canadian membership in the Pan American Health Organization, which is both a specialized organization of the O.A.S. and the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, has been under study in the Departments of External Affairs and National
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Health and Welfare for some time. This proposal is currently being reviewed as part of the government's general review of Canada's policy in Latin America and in the light of budgetary and other considerations. As indicated in the question, this proposal is distinct from the question of Canadian membership in the O.A.S.; membership in PAHO is open to Canada regardless of membership in O.A.S.
Subtopic: MEMBERSHIP IN PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION