2016

  • 20 Dec 2016
    PAHO Foundation Holiday Message
  • 30 Nov 2016

    THE LANCET DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY PROFILES DR. ALAFIA SAMUELS, PAHO FOUNDATION’S CO-CHAIR OF THE FOUNDATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP

    Dr. Alafia Samuels, Director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and the Co-Chair for Uniting for Health Innovation’s Technical Advisory Group, is waging a war against obesity in the Caribbean, a major risk factor for NCD-related premature mortality in the United States.

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  • 16 Nov 2016

    American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago 20th Annual Health, Safety, Security & Environment Conference

    Port of Spain, Trinidad (November 8, 2016) During the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago 20th Annual Health, Safety, Security & Environment Conference, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, delivered a lunch-time address on the need for a broader health commitment from the corporate sector beyond occupational health and safety. She underscored the growing socioeconomic impact of the leading health threats to the Americas region, including communicable and noncommunicable diseases, such as Zika and diabetes and the need for a higher level of corporate leadership and engagement to address these critical health concerns.

     

  • 13 Jul 2016

    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).

  • 13 Jul 2016

    Uniting for Health Innovation Leadership at the 2016 International BIO Convention

    Washington D.C. (July 13, 2016) — During the 2016 International BIO Convention in San Francisco, Calif., Uniting for Health Innovation President & CEO, Dr. Ward-Robinson, participated in the “Biotechnology in the Age of Convergence” Supersession, co-hosted by Scientific American Worldview and moderated by Marketplace Morning Report anchor David Brancaccio.

  • 07 Jul 2016

    Uniting for Health Innovation Participates in the World Health Assembly 69

    Washington D.C. (July 7, 2016) — By the invitation of our valued new trustee, Eduardo Pisani, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Ward-Robinson, served as a panelist during a World Health Assembly 69 (WHA69) satellite-event hosted by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).

    This event took place on the evening of May 23, 2016 and consisted of both a panel discussion titled “Zika & Ebola: How global health threats prompt innovation” and a proceeding cocktail party.

  • 07 Jun 2016

    Uniting for Health Innovation Elects Dr. Esteban López to the Board of Trustees

    Washington D.C. (June 2, 2016) — During Uniting for Health Innovation’s Board meeting on April 22, 2016, Dr. Esteban López was unanimously elected, along with Mr. Eduardo Pisani, to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

    “I continue to be humbled and deeply grateful for the remarkable Board members at Uniting for Health Innovation that dedicate such time and resources to ensure our mission is successful,” Uniting for Health Innovation President & CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson said, ”Dr. López is an exceptional addition to the Board, and we are fortunate to have him, along with his in-depth knowledge of health systems, join our team.”

  • 27 May 2016

    Uniting for Health Innovation Appoints Eduardo Pisani to the Board of Trustees

    Washington D.C. (May 27, 2016) —During Uniting for Health Innovation’s Board meeting on April 22, 2016, Mr. Eduardo Pisani was unanimously elected, along with Dr. Esteban López, to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

    “We are ecstatic to have Eduardo Pisani join our Board,” Uniting for Health Innovation President & CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, said, “His extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry, international policy and government affairs adds to Uniting for Health Innovation’s already diverse Board.”

  • 27 May 2016

    Reducing High Rates of Women’s Cancers in the English Caribbean: Uniting for Health Innovation Sponsored Convening

    Washington D.C. (May 27, 2016) — In collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, the University of Miami and the Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5, Uniting for Health Innovation co-hosted a regional forum on May 11-May 12, 2016,  to convene thought leaders and stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of women’s cancer programs in the English Caribbean.

    By defining strategies and areas for support, and identifying potential partnership areas with key stakeholders and the international public health community, stakeholders and partners will be able to create stronger, more sustainable women’s cancer programs in the region.

  • 14 Apr 2016

    Uniting for Health Innovation Hosts a Pre-Summit Planning Meeting on AMR

    Washington D.C. (April 14, 2016) –  From February 28 to March 1, 2016, Uniting for Health Innovation brought together representatives from the Foundation, the Pan American Health Organization, academia, business, health, philanthropy and entities interested in global surveillance and planning for a future multi-sectoral summit on anitimicrobial resistance (AMR).

    During the three-day planning meeting, participants agreed upon three overarching goals of the AMR Summit: