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  • 08 Mar 2017
    Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson

    Special Message from Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO on International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8, recognizing and appreciating women’s political, economic, cultural, and social achievements over the decades. The day also marks a call to action in the advancement of issues that impact women’s lives. Today, Uniting for Health Innovation invites stakeholders and donors, across sectors and disciplines to partner with us on an initiative to #BeBoldForChange in women’s health.
  • 07 Feb 2017
    Mariano Legaz

    Uniting for Health Innovation Appoints Mariano Legaz to the Board of Trustees

    Atlanta, GA (February 7, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation announces that Mariano Legaz, Sprint Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, will serve on its Board of Trustees for a three-year term effective January 21, 2017.

    “Mariano Legaz is a pioneer in the business and telecommunications industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Uniting for Health Innovation’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, “The Foundation will undoubtedly benefit from his drive for success, strong track record of community engagement, and shared commitment to improving health conditions in the Americas.”

  • 25 Jan 2017
    PAHO Foundation Leadership and FTAG/BOT Members after the January FTAG Meeting

    PAHO Foundations Holds FTAG and Board of Trustees Meetings

    Atlanta, GA (January 25, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation’s Technical Advisory Group (FTAG) and Board of Trustees convened in Atlanta, GA January 20-21 2017 to assess last year’s accomplishments and the Foundation’s 2017 plan of action and budget.

    FTAG members met Friday to review 2016 programs, as well as new and continuing initiatives, that include the Women’s Cancer Initiative with IFPMA; antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with Merck, IFPMA, and AMIIF; and Zika with Pfizer Foundation and Clorox.

  • 23 Jan 2017
    PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees and Foundation Technical Advisory Group During the Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner

    PAHO Foundations Convenes Global Business and Public Health Leaders for Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner

    Atlanta, GA (January 23, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation held its Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner, bringing together public health and business leaders from internationally recognized organizations based in Atlanta, GA. The Foundation welcomed leadership from local organizations, including CDC Foundation, the Taskforce for Global Health, MedShare, the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Health and Delta Airlines.

    The event included opening remarks from Veronica Edwards, Uniting for Health Innovation Board of Trustees Chair, and Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, with special speeches from Hector Valle Mesto, Founder, INNOVASALUD, and the Honorable Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru.

  • 20 Jan 2017
    PAHO Foundation Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA Move

    Uniting for Health Innovation Relocates Offices from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta, GA (January 20, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation recently moved its office headquarters from Washington, DC to new quarters in Atlanta, GA.

    The move was necessitated by Uniting for Health Innovation's significant growth in the past few years. After much consideration, Uniting for Health Innovation leadership decided to move to Atlanta, which boasts many benefits, such as its close proximity to the Latin America and Caribbean region and its internationally recognized airport facility. In addition to its new office, Uniting for Health Innovation welcomed additional staff to its rapidly growing team.

  • 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.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE LANCET

  • 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.