There’s Still Time to Submit Your Nomination
awards_program_3_logos_englishPlay an important role in public health in the Americas! Nominate a candidate for the 2011 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health.

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These prestigious awards recognize outstanding public health contributions and are an excellent opportunity for those working in the region to get the international recognition they deserve.

 There are six awards in the program and each recognizes a different public health issue:

 Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health

Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service

 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature

 Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health

 Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics

 Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care

The Prize
Each award consists of a cash prize or research grant, certificate of honor, a symbolic representation of the award, and the awardee is invited to attend the annual meeting of the PAHO Directing Council and be a guest of honor at PAHO/PAHEF’s awards program event in Washington, DC. Winners of the Horwitz, Velasco Suárez, and Arouca awards will be able to address ministers of health of the hemisphere, their delegations, and invited guests of PAHO at Directing Council.

More Information
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