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  • 17 Mar 2017
    Call to Action for World Water Day

    Call to Action for World Water Day

    Worldwide (March 22, 2017) – This World Water Day (WWD), Uniting for Health Innovation brings attention to the many health impacts of lacking access to clean, safe drinking water and invites partnership collaboration for a WWD ‘Call to Action.’ Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), around 36 million people live without access to sanitary water, mostly due to poverty-related factors1.

    LAC has witnessed huge strides because of collective action and investment from local and national governments. Twenty years ago, more than 65 million LAC inhabitants were living without a safe water supply. Compared to today’s statistic, much progress has been made in the region, but there is still work to be done.

  • 10 Mar 2017
    ISO TC 304 Healthcare Administration Plenary Meeting

    Uniting for Health Innovation Participates in ISO TC 304 Healthcare Administration Plenary Meeting

    Galveston, TX (February 17, 2017) - Uniting for Health Innovation executive leadership, which included President and CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson and Vice President, Science, Programs and Technology Dr. Linda Cleboski, and Board of Trustees Secretary Veronica Edwards attended the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee (ISO TC) 304 Healthcare Administration 1st Plenary Meeting, hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). ISO delegates from Japan, Switzerland, and the United States were in attendance.

  • 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.