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“Our goal must be a world in which good health is a pillar of individual well-being, national progress, and international stability and peace. This cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community, and civil society.”

— Kofi A. Annan, ex-Secretary-General of the United Nations

About the Foundation 


To achieve the highest possible level of health for all, to reduce the health disparities among and within the countries of the western hemisphere, and to promote philanthropy as a core social value.


The Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization working to combat disease, lengthen life, improve health care services, foster health research, and enhance the capacities of health care workers in the Americas through grant-making and direct program implementation. The Foundation works to promote philanthropy as a core social value, and shares the Pan American Health Organization's vision of health for all.

Core Values

  • Excellence and commitment to growth and change
  • Expand capacity and impact
  • Promote healthy living
  • Highly effective partnerships
  • Integrity
  • Equity