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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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Preventing Violence: A Place on the Global Health Agenda

Did you know that among 15-44 year olds violence is a leading cause of death? In the Americas , 20-60% of households suffer from violence. PAHEF is helping to prevent violence such as this.

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is making a grant of $50,000 to support the work of the World Health Organization. Documents on the Violence Prevention Alliance and other documents on violence prevention will be produced and then distributed to participants of the upcoming National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on Preventing Violence in Low and Middle Income Countries: Finding a Place in the Global Health Agenda  scheduled or June 26-27, 2007 in Washington DC . This grant is part of its Global Violence Prevention Advocacy Project. The IOM is a prestigious nonprofit organization that serves the US through its science-based advice on health, medicine, and biomedical science.

And there is even more good news! On March 27, 2007, Global Violence Prevention Advocacy was part of the Oprah and Friends radio program entitled "Passionate for Peace." It focused on people from throughout the US working to prevent and intervene in conflict.

Together we can do something about the 1.6 million violent deaths worldwide each year.

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Tax Free Gifts to PAHEF and Charitable IRAs

Between now and December 31, 2007, Congress is allowing individuals over 70½ with traditional or Roth IRAs to make tax free gifts directly to qualified charities. This new option provides an opportunity for supporting the Pan American Health and Education Foundation and taking full advantage of this tax benefit. 

For more information about the charitable IRA contact Ms. Jess Gersky at 202-974-3416 or .

Please share this with family, friends, and colleagues who qualify and may be interested in bringing improved health to the people of the Americas! 

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Small Grants Program: Call for Nominations through June 1st

Through June 1, 2007, PAHEF is accepting proposals for the 2007 Small Grants Program.  Learn about how to apply for a small grant by going to our website where all the information that is needed for submitting a proposal can be found. Please do not write or call. We will not be able to respond to individual correspondence concerning the guidelines or submission.

Please be advised that, except with the guidelines of the Small Grants Program, PAHEF does not actively seek or accept unsolicited proposals.

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