Juan Manuel Sotelo, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Scholar

  •  President, Development Outcomes Organization
  •  Argentina | Barbados | Bolivia (Plurinational State of) | Brazil | Chile | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico | Tunisia
  •   Multilateral and Bilateral Technical Cooperation | Resource Mobilization | Strategic Planning | Universal Health

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Fair), French (Fair)


Juan Manuel Sotelo is a senior international public health professional who has devoted his career to promoting equity, development, and universal health. An experienced director of national and cross-national programs throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean, he has overseen the political, technical, and managerial aspects of PAHO/WHO operations in Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. He held similar directorships for the Eastern Caribbean and currently serves as the PAHO/WHO Director Subregional Program for Central America and the Dominican Republic. He has been head of the Department of External Relations, Resource Mobilization, and Partnerships. He has an MD, Ph.D., MPH. 


The establishing of a Partners Forum for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in collaboration with PAHO/WHO and the World Economic Forum that mobilized collaboration and support from the private sector to national governments around NCD interventions.

Design, preparation, and formal approval of a Strategy for Technical Cooperation in Health for Central America in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, the Central America System of Integration (SICA) and the Central American Countries, and the Dominican Republic.


Leadership and Strategic Management in Health Systems based on Primary Health Care. Pan American Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2020.1

Last Updated: 18 October 2023