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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

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The 2007 Grants Program has identified 9 projects to support initiatives on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition and Healthy Aging. Please read more about these 9 grants below.


Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol: To address challenges and developing opportunities for health professionals and older people in southern Brazil. ($49,815)

Federal Foundation of the Medical Scientist Faculty of Porto Alegre: To conduct a randomized controlled trial in a primary health care setting of dietary advice promoting healthy feeding of infants. ($50,000)


Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile: To conduct a feasibility study as to whether a preschool welfare program can be adapted to ensure healthy growth of and long-term health for its preschoolers. ($49,960)


Pan American Health Organization / Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP): To apply an intervention model for the prevention of childhood malnutrition through promotion of healthy diet and physical activity in elementary school children. ($49,880)


INMED Partnerships for Children (USA) and INMED Caribbean: To develop a replicable, culturally appropriate, integrated pilot program (Lyrics for Life) in two schools in Trenchtown among 1,000 students, ages 7-11 years and their teachers and families to reduce obesity and form a solid foundation for future healthy lifestyles. ($25,000)


Pan American Health Organization / Interamerican Center for Social Security Studies (CIESS): To improve the effectiveness of the social and health services for older adults in Latin America and the Caribbean. ($24,750)


Mexican Social Security Institute: To determine the cost effectiveness of an educational intervention to improve recognition of depression in older persons. ($50,000)


University of West Indies: To develop and evaluate a collaborative model addressing nutrition and healthy lifestyles to be incorporated in the national school curriculum. ($50,000)


South Florida Veterans Affairs Foundation for Research and Education, University of Miami: To implement screening and lifestyle interventions to reduce cardiometabolic risk in obese older persons in Maracaibo, Venezuela. ($50,000)