Press Releases
Press Releases

2010-11-03

Event Celebrates Victories in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections and Launch of Infection Control Manual

Today, the significant strides Bolivia has made in reducing health care-associated infections and improving patient safety were celebrated with some of the country’s most prominent health figures in attendance. The event was held at The Ministry of Health & Sports and members of Bolivia’s health community, including Dr. Christian Barres, the PAHO/WHO representative, gave speeches to commemorate this achievement as well as to launch the publication of an infection control manual, “Vigilancia, Prevención y Control de Infecciones Asociadas a Servicios de Salud.” Other event attendees included Dr. Nila Heredia, Minister of Health, and the director of INLASA.


 

2010-10-31

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) Launches New Branding and Multi-lingual Web Site

Today, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), announced the launch of its updated Web site at pahef.org with content available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. By offering these additional languages, the foundation will be able to better connect with a broader audience interested in advancing public health in the Americas.


 

2010-09-28

PAHEF & PAHO Honored Innovative Public Health Figures Who Are Advancing Health in the Americas

Innovative public health leaders whose work has improved health in the Americas were honored at the invitation-only PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Event in Washington, DC, last night. Award winners were recognized before an audience of ambassadors, ministers of health, U.S. government officials, and top-level company executives. The awards are cosponsored by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

 


 

2010-09-28

PAHO/PAHEF Awards Event Afforded One-of-a-Kind Opportunity for Public and Private Sectors to Support Public Health Achievements in the Americas

Executives from the World’s Top Companies and Ministers of Health Enjoyed Opportunities for Networking, Discussion of Public Health Priorities

 


 

2010-9-21

New survey data shows unprotected sex is on the increase among young people across the globe

This year World Contraception Day (WCD) 2010, which takes place every year on September 26, marks the launch of the results from a new multi-national survey entitled 'Contraception: Whose responsibility is it anyway?'


2010-6-11

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

Due to high interest from the public health community in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, the call for nominations deadline for the Horwitz, Acha, Soper, and Moore awards has been extended.


2010-4-30

PAHEF and PAHO Announce Creation of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are proud to announce the creation of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care. Nominations are being accepted now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org. 


2010-4-9

Call for Nominations Open Now for 2010 Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics

Nominations are being accepted for the Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/mvs.


2010-3-1

Transmission of River Blindness, One of the World’s Leading Infectious Causes of Blindness, Has Stopped in Ecuador

Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ecuador announced that transmission of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, has stopped in that country. This achievement is the result of the work by MOH workers with support of the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas (OEPA).


2010-3-1

Call for Nominations Open Now for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

Nominations are being accepted online now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/awards/nominations for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, a joint program of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).


2010-3-1

Call for Nominations Open Now for 2010 Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health

Nominations are being accepted for the prestigious Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/acha.


2010-3-1

Call for Nominations Open Now for 2010 Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health

Nominations are being accepted for the Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/horwitz.


2010-3-1

Call for Nominations Open Now for 2010 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service

Nominations are being accepted for the Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/moore.


2010-3-1

Call for Nominations Open Now for 2010 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature

Nominations are being accepted for the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature now through June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. EST, at pahef.org/soper. 


2010-1-10

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants PAHEF $360,000 for “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities” Childhood Obesity Initiative in El Paso, TX

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) received a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a three-year project called “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,” to promote policy and environmental changes, community participation and development, and a multimedia campaign in healthy eating and active living in El Paso, Texas.

 
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