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  • 23 Jul 2015
    The Americas region is recognized as the first to eliminate rubella

    Historic declaration recognizes Americas region as first to eliminate rubella

    May 8, 2015 – Uniting for Health Innovation joins the Pan American Health Organization, its member countries, and partners in celebrating the historic declaration of the elimination of rubella in the Americas. The declaration of elimination, made by an international expert committee during a meeting at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) last week, makes rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) the third and fourth vaccine-preventable diseases to be eliminated from the Americas, following the regional eradication of smallpox in 1971 and the elimination of polio in 1994.

  • 23 Jul 2015
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Uniting for Health Innovation Names Farah Farhoumand and Jose Tabuena to Board of Trustees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2015) – Uniting for Health Innovation has appointed Farah Farhoumand, DDS, Dentist,  and Jose Tabuena, MA, JD, CFE, CHC, Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Next Health, to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms effective March 28, 2015. 

  • 23 Jul 2015
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Uniting for Health Innovation Announces $2.57 Million Grant to Address Priority Infectious Diseases and Women’s Cancers in the Americas

    April 13, 2015 – The Uniting for Health Innovation today announced a three-year $2.57 million grant to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to further its work in the surveillance, prevention, education and control of priority infectious diseases, and women’s cancers.

  • 15 Jan 2015
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Uniting for Health Innovation Names Veronica Edwards and Victoria Jones to Board of Trustees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 14, 2015) – PAHO Foundation has appointed Veronica Edwards, President and CEO, InGenesis, and Victoria Jones, Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Community Relations, The Clorox Company, to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms effective January 1, 2015.   Formerly known as PAHEF - Pan American Health and Education Foundation, PAHO Foundation is the philanthropic partner of the Pan American Health Organization and provides opportunities for individuals, corporations and foundations to help disadvantaged people across Latin America and the Caribbean overcome obstacles to health.  

  • 05 Nov 2014
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    PPP launched to improve prevention of women’s cancers and quality of cancer registries in Latin America and the Caribbean

    PAHO Foundation and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) combine efforts to improve breast and cervical cancer prevention and control. The partnership aims to improve understanding and practices among primary health care providers and patients for breast cancer screening and early detection as well as increase capacity of cancer registries in the region. Three-year joint project is receiving $600,000 funding from IFPMA as well as in-kind contributions such as communications and infrastructure supplies.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Infection Control

    Uniting for Health Innovation: Ebola and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Projects

    The Pan American Health Organization is in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the Ebola outbreak and focused on strengthening the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region’s response. Yhe Pan American Health Organization's colleagues are providing technical expertise in the region and outlining a soon-to-be-released concept note on their activities and the estimated minimum of $5,000,000 USD that will be needed to complete their mission. As soon as details become available, individuals and corporations will be asked for leadership contributions of $500,000+ to support this effort.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Press Release: Uniting for Health Innovation Names Simone Acha as Chair of Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2014) – PAHO Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Simone Acha as Chair of the Board of Directors.  PAHO Foundation, formerly known as PAHEF (Pan American Health and Education Foundation), works as the philanthropic arm of the Pan American Health Organization to mobilize resources and advocate the strategic agenda of the Pan American Health Organization.  The Foundation welcomes Acha to this role and eagerly anticipates the leadership she will bring to achieving PAHO Foundation’s mission.  In addition to her service on the Executive Committee, she participates on the Marketing and Communications Committee and is an inaugural member of the PAHO Foundation Salud Society.

  • 02 May 2014
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Newly renamed Uniting for Health Innovation will channel philanthropic support for health in the Americas

    Newly renamed PAHO Foundation will channel philanthropic support for health in the Americas

    Washington D.C., May 2 2014 – A new “PAHO Foundation” announced today that it will mobilize resources for improving health in the Americas, in alignment with the Pan American Health Organization’s strategic priorities. The philanthropic organization, based in Washington, D.C., was formerly named PAHEF and was created to “combat disease, lengthen life, improve health care, foster research, and train health care workers in the region of the Americas.”

  • 02 May 2014
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    Launch of New Name

    Today is an exciting day. The organization that you've known for 45+ years has a new look, a new energy, a new logo and a new name!

    Welcome to "PAHO Foundation", the philanthropic partner of the Pan American Health Organization, known previously as the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).

    Today we are evermore focused on helping the Pan American Health Organization mobilize resources for improving health in the Americas.

    Individuals and the private sector have always been generous in supporting public health and our organization. Now you will have an even better reason to invest in the Americas region! You can help us spread the word about our new mission and join us in creating a culture of contagious generosity.

  • 07 Jan 2014
    PAHO Foundation Globe

    PAHO and PAHEF Posthumously Award Distinguished Professor from Brazil

    WASHINGTON, DC (September 30, 2013) – José Lima Pedreira de Freitas, MD, MPH of Brazil, was posthumously honored today as a recipient of the 2013 Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care, for his key position in developing public health in Brazil.  Presented by the Pan American Health Organization and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), the award recognizes Dr. Pedreira de Freitas’ impact on young health professionals and programs affecting social and community medicine.