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Deadline Extended for Horwitz, Acha, Soper, and Moore Awards

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WASHINGTON, DC (June 11, 2010) – The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health recognize those making outstanding public health contributions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The call for nominations is closing soon. Help your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve—submit your nomination before time runs out!

The call for nominations for all awards will close June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m., Washington, DC, time. Please note there will be no extensions.

Submit your award nominations at pahef.org/awards/nominations.

Learn more about these prestigious awards and the nomination criteria for each:

  • Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health
  • Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
  • Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature
  • Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
  • Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics
  • Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care

The awardee receives a cash prize (a grant is given for the Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics in lieu of a cash prize), a certificate of honor, and a paid trip to Washington, DC, to receive the award at the annual PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Event and is recognized before the ministers of health of the region at the PAHO Directing Council Meeting.

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is proud to administer this joint program with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

See photos of winners and guests from the 2009 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Event: www.flickr.com/pahef

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Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a public 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to fostering public health programs in the Americas that address major health concerns. PAHEF improves the lives of people throughout the Americas by working with the public and private sectors as well as major public health research, policy, and development groups.

PAHEF enjoys a unique relationship with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.

The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health help stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working to improve health and health care in the Americas. The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program is a partnership between PAHEF and PAHO.

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