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  • 07 Jun 2018

    Cervical Cancer Control in Latin America: A Call to Action

    The HOPE Project: We need you to join the fight! Donate Today!

  • 15 May 2018

    UfHI Gives Back to St. Kitts & Nevis after the Hurricanes

    In 2017, Hurricane Irma and Maria devastated the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. The results were unavoidable but action was taken to reduce the amount of deaths in the area. The government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ reached out to us for assistance. Thankfully, we could partner with MedShare and we were able to provide medical supplies and equipment to the region. The supplies that we took included anesthesia kits, antiseptics, blood administration sets, bandages, biohazard waste bags, canes, beds, catheters, crutches, baby wipes, mattresses, diapers, dressings, gloves, wheelchairs, other critical supplies.

  • 07 May 2018

    Uniting for Health Innovation Debuts: After 50 Years of Service, PAHO Foundation Refreshes to Deliver Health Solutions for the 21st Century

    As we near the end of the first decade of the 21st century, we can clearly see that while a host of medical triumphs have led to longer, healthier lives, there is certainly much work to be done. Illnesses like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease seem to be unstoppable.  We are not prepared to face potential influenza pandemics, bioterrorism, or infectious diseases like Ebola which can be unexpected, incurable, and unusual in many aspects of their transmission.  The problems are compounded by a world seemingly smaller than ever where people from all cultures can quickly spread emerging viruses around the world in not months or days but just hours.  And addressing all of this is a health care landscape crowded with multiple organizations individually addressing the same challenge

  • 04 Apr 2018

    Uniting for Health Innovation Debuts: After 50 Years of Service, A New Chapter for PAHO Foundation

    ATLANTA, GA – April 3, 2018 -- PAHO Foundation, the region’s premiere philanthropic health organization working to stem a wide range of public health threats, has transitioned into Uniting for Health Innovation (UfHI), President and CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson announced today. Founded in 1968, the organization was created to mobilize resources, convene leaders and collaborate with partners to deliver a profound and positive impact on seemingly intractable problems undermining the health and
  • 28 Dec 2017

    Uniting for Health Innovation Partners with Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, International Scholar and 2018 Pearmain Prize Awardee

    Atlanta, GA (December 21, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation is honored to announce the appointment of Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) as its Senior Scientist Consultant. In this role, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson will provide scientific and programming expertise consultation to the President and CEO, Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD to develop evidence-based frameworks capable of addressing existing and emerging chronic health problems in the Americas. She will also provide guidance on other strategic areas including, integrating a dynamic systems approach in developing policies and programs on chronic disease care and management.

  • 21 Dec 2017
    Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD

    Uniting for Health Innovation Congratulates Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson for Receiving the 2018 Pearmain Prize

    Uniting for Health Innovation joins Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) in congratulating one of our partners, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD for being awarded the 2018 Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging by the University of Southern California (USC) Roybal Institute on Aging. Dr. Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health and policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a long-standing partner of the Foundation, providing her expertise and advice in the design and realization of various Foundation initiatives.

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson

    Holiday Message from Our President and CEO

    Dear Partners, Colleagues, and Friends,   The year 2017 was a turning point for Uniting for Health Innovation -- what an exciting journey! Recognizing the changing needs of the Americas, the Foundation signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) with industry partners, health ministries, academic institutions, and NGOs. These strategic partnerships will allow the Foundation to continue creating long-term sustainable programming that bridges the gap between public and private stakeholders.  
  • 16 Nov 2017
    World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum

    Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO Leads the November World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum

     

    Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, served as the featured speaker for this month’s World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC ATL)-hosted Members Forum, leading a thought-provoking discussion on “Post Disasters: Responses to Health and Other Threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

  • 20 Oct 2017
    MOU between PAHO Foundation and MedShare

    Uniting for Health Innovation and MedShare Join Forces in Bringing Better Health to Latin America and the Caribbean

    Atlanta, GA (October 20, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation (the Foundation) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people, communities, and the planet through the delivery of medical supplies and equipment. The MoU formalizes their partnership geared toward improving health outcomes in the Americas, with a focus on the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

  • 10 Oct 2017
    2017 Sustainable Retail Summit

    Uniting for Health Innovation Joins Health and Consumer Industry Experts for the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit

    Montreal, Canada (October 2-3, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation leadership recently attended the 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Montreal, Canada. The SRS, hosted by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), is a yearly gathering of retail, consumer, business, and health experts, aimed at galvanizing coordinated action toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other positive actions to solve some of today's biggest industry challenges, ranging from food loss and waste to the eradication of forced labor practices.