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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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2008-11-13 The Pan American Health and Education Foundation has information about a scholarship opportunity in May 2009 within the new Masters and Certificate Program in Vaccinology & Pharmaceutical Clinical Development in Siena, Italy. This program is sponsored by both the University of Siena, Medical School and Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. 

 PAHEF Partners with Other Organizations on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

2008-9-26 The executive director of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), Mr. Edward Kadunc, participated in the launch of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day activities in the Americas at an event at the Asturiano Center in Mexico City. He joined the Sub-secretary for Prevention and Promotion of the Secretariat of Health and other dignitaries from both the public and private sector in affirming the need for youth to know about making informed choices about contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies. 

2007-12-31 - The board of trustees of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation welcome Mr. Edward Kadunc as the new executive director. He comes to the foundation with 30 years of experience in international development, largely in Latin America.

  • Make Every Mother and Child Count!

    2006-04-03 - Health workers worldwide are focusing this year on the health of mothers and children in hopes that governments and the international community will commit to making their health a top priority.

  • Gates Foundation Supports Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru

    2005-06-10 - The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) has received a $1.4 million grant from the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationto support cervical cancer prevention efforts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization in Peru, which has a high incidence of cervical cancer.

  • Awards for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health and in Bioethics

    2005-09-26 - Today, before an international forum of high-level government health officials, ambassadors and other VIPs and on behalf of the board of trustees of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, Dr. Antonia Novello, Commissioner of Health for the State of New York State and former U.S. Surgeon General, presented a certificate of honor and cash prize to Dr. Ricardo Uauy and Prof. Patricia Sorokin.

  • Pioneer in Veterinary Health Receives Inter-American Leadership Award

    2006-09-25 - Before high-level government health officials, ambassadors and other VIPs Pan American Health and Education Foundation board member, Dr. Frederick Naftolin handed the Abraham Horwitz Award for Leadership in Inter-American Health to Dr. James H. Steele, former Assistant Surgeon General for Veterinary Affairs under Presidents Johnson and Nixon for the US Public Health Service for his outstanding contributions to veterinary public health in the Americas.