Uniting for Health Innovation Leadership Travels to Mexico City for a Partnership Visit

Washington D.C. (July 13, 2016) — Graciously facilitated by valued FTAG member Mr. Hector Valle, Uniting for Health Innovation was invited to Mexico City to meet with key health influencers and to scope out areas of potential need in the region.

During their visit, Uniting for Health Innovation met with public health leaders with backgrounds in pharma, academia, NGOs and government, including Canifarma, UNAM, Funsalud Foundation, the Ministry of Health, Merck and the INSP (National Institute of Public Health).

Additionally, Areana Quiñones, Uniting for Health Innovation’s Senior Director of Programs and Grants, led a presentation for the Board of AMIIF that shared updates on the state of current antimicrobial resistance (AMR) efforts and ways to work with the Foundation. Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Ward-Robinson, closed the meeting with a discussion of effective, efficient health systems to serve the most vulnerable populations in the region.   

Throughout these introductory meetings, three reoccurring themes emerged: the need for stronger health systems, high-integrity data, and a collaborative approach to knowledge sharing and best practices in the region. To that end, broad agreement was met for a health summit in the spring of 2017 in the region and for the creation of a data repository. More updates about this to come.

“Our trip to Mexico City was a great success,” Dr. Ward-Robinson spoke of the partnership visit to Mexico City, “Uniting for Health Innovation is deeply grateful to our FTAG member, Hector Valle, for so generously sharing his considerable expertise, impressive network and his visionary insight.”

For more information about Uniting for Health Innovation’s partnership visit to Mexico City, please contact Areana Quiñones, Senior Director of Programs and Grants, by email at aquinones@ufhi.org or phone at 1-844-35-PAHOF (1-844-357-2463) ext 107.

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About Uniting for Health Innovation

Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of Uniting for Health Innovation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.