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June 15, 2010

Article about PAHEF-funded Project Featured in Américas magazine


An article about a PAHEF-funded project in Bolivia, “Hats for Better Health” (“Sombreros saludables”) is featured in the August 2010 issue of Américas magazine.

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June 10, 2010

Margaret Catley-Carlson Joins PAHEF Board of Directors


The PAHEF board of directors welcomes Margaret Catley-Carlson as the newest member. Mrs. Catley-Carlson is experienced in an array of health and development issues.

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May 6, 2010

Plight of Obesity Weighs Heavy on Latin American Society

Over the past three decades, children in Latin America have joined a global trend in increasing obesity and overweight levels. Since 1980, the obesity level has tripled in Mexico, and rates are rising in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and other countries in the region.

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April 30, 2010

New Publication Commemorates Former PAHEF President

The Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation is publishing a special report entitled, Research from the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) 1949 – 1999 as a special supplement to the Food and Nutrition Bulletin.

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April 24, 2010

Mental Health Services Needed for Earthquake Survivors in Haiti

After the January earthquake in Haiti, with the sequel of death and destruction, the survivors are facing formidable needs in several areas. Nearly 85% of the Port-au-Prince was leveled.

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April 22, 2010

Malaria in the Americas 2010: Innovative Solutions from the Ground Event

In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2010, The Pan American Health Organization, The Pan American Health and Education Foundation, The Global Health Network, and The Center for Global Health at The George Washington University cordially invite you to attend the Malaria in the Americas 2010: Innovative Solutions from the Ground event.

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January 13, 2010

Help Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

The Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever felt along the fault line, on January 12. The city is home to 2 million people, some of whom are the poorest in the Hemisphere. This already fragile country is reeling as thousands have lost their homes, businesses, and what few possessions they had.

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December 11, 2009

Presentations of PAHEF-Funded Projects Given at Conference in Chile

To address the staggering upward trend of childhood obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) played a prominent role at the Latin American Nutrition Society (SLAN, its Spanish acronynm) XV Nutrition Congress in Santiago, Chile November 15 – 19.

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November 28, 2009

Article by PAHEF Staff Published in United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Publication


Dick Salvatierra, director of development, and Sarah Gabriel, a PAHEF intern and student from Wake Forest University, co-wrote "What is Medical Tourism?" that appeared in a recent issue of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce's Alliancemagazine.


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November 6, 2009

2009 Malaria Champions of the Americas Named

PAHEF partnered with the Pan American Health Organization and The George Washington University for the third annual Malaria Day in the Americas to honor individuals and organizations fighting malaria within Latin America and the Caribbean.

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October 25, 2009

Meet the Malaria Champions of the Americas Finalists

Learn more about the top three finalists for the 2009 Malaria Champions of the Americas award.

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October 16, 2009

Malaria Day in the Americas is November 6


Approximately 57% of people living within the Americas are at risk of malaria infection. To draw attention to the issue, Malaria Day in the Americas will be observed for the third consecutive year on November 6, 2009. It will be the platform upon which countries of the Region can engage in a year-round aggressive campaign against the disease.


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October 9, 2009

Dr. Jon Andrus is Named PAHO Deputy Director


Dr. Jon Kim Andrus, a public health expert with 25 years of experience of working in the field of vaccines, immunization, and primary care in developing countries, has been named deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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September 30, 2009

Ambassadors, Ministers of Health, and Fortune 500 Companies Came Together for First Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Awards Event

A nonprofit fighting for the rights of transgender people, a former minister of health from Peru, and a young female scientist, were among the honorees at last night’s Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Awards ceremony and dinner.


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September 29, 2009

PAHEF Thanks the Contributors to the Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Various corporations from throughout the world have shown their enthusiasm and commitment to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere by contributing to the Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Awards ceremony and dinner.

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September 10, 2009

PAHEF Supports World Contraception Day

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is proud to be a supporter of World Contraception Day taking place on September 26, 2009.

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August 21, 2009

PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University Launch the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award

As countries of the Americas move forward in the effort to decrease the burden of malaria in the region, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF)...

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