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Voluntary Service - Winners

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Past Winners

2012 The Popular Education in Health Foundation
2011 The Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Guatemala
2010 Peruvian League Against Cancer (Liga Peruana de Lucha
Contra el Cáncer)
2009 REDLACTRANS (Red de América Latina y el Caribe de
Personas Transgénero)
2008 Puente a la Salud Comunitaria Mexico
2007  Comité Asociado de Promotores Interétnicos del Bajo Atrato en Salud (COAPIBAS) Colombia
2006  Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar (MEXFAM) Mexico
2005  Proyecto Aldea Global  Honduras
2004  Office of Promotion and Social Development (OPDS) - Barranquilla Colombia
2003  Patrulla Aérea Colombiana-Antioquia (PAC) Colombia
2002  Mrs. Mary Pérez de Marranzini  Dominican Republic
2001  Father Ernesto Martearena and Programas Sociales Comunitarios Argentina
2000  Mr. Ruben Pancca Jarandilla Bolivia
2000  The Cancer Society of Bahamas Bahamas
1999  Asociación para el Desarrollo Humano El Salvador
1998  Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario de Honduras - FEDECOH Honduras
1997  Centro de Promoción de la Mujer del Pueblo - CEPROMUP Peru
1996  Asociação das Obras Sociais Irmã Dulce de Salvador - Bahía Brazil
1995  Asociación Damas Salesianas Venezuela
1994  The Medical Mission of Suriname  Suriname
1993  Fundación San Gabriel  Bolivia
1992  Fundación Hermano Miguel Ecuador
1991  Father Luis José Quinn  Dominican Republic
1990  Fundación Horizontes de Amistad  Honduras
1989  Dr. Carlo Boulos Haiti
The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program

2013 Nomination Period Now Open! Submit a nomination today.

Each year, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program recognizes innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations advancing health in the Americas, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Program consists of six awards that highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas.

Initially established in 1975, these awards have become known throughout the Americas as prestigious honors and career milestones, and a unique opportunity to help bring recognition to those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.

For each award, an independent jury of distinguished public health professionals, peers, and academics, who are appointed by PAHO and PAHEF, is convened to review the nominations and recommend a winning candidate to the PAHEF board of directors for approval. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, certificate of honor and, a symbolic representation of the award. The cash prizes or research grants are funded by either family members of the person for whom the award is named, by governments, or by PAHEF general funds. Additionally, although not always the case, awardees have been previously invited to Washington, DC, to be recognized during an evening event held during the week of the PAHO Directing Council Meeting, in the presence of dignitaries, including ministers of health from throughout the Americas, OAS ambassadors, U.S. government officials, and private sector representatives who provide support to the event. Some awardees also have been recognized before the delegates to the PAHO Directing Council Meeting.

A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region