Pan American Health and Education FoundationThe Pan American Health and Education Foundation


PAHEF enjoys a unique relationship with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), and shares the vision of health for all. In pursuit of this vision we are guided by the current and projected future health needs in the region, the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and priority programmatic initiatives of the member countries of PAHO/WHO.

PAHEF partners with PAHO in three waystwo joint programs and support of health initiatives.

For more than 40 years, PAHEF has administered PALTEX (The Expanded Textbook and Instructional Materials Program), a joint technical cooperation program with PAHO. This program offers millions of affordable books and instruments to students and health professionals at more than 509 institutions in Latin American and