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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

PAHEF at Work » Success Stories 

A PAHEF grant supported a PAHO/WHO vaccination campaign targeting hard-to-reach communities in the Paraguayan Chaco.

  • 161 health workers were trained.
  • 14,145 vaccinations were given for tuberculosis (TB), yellow fever, diphtheria, measles, polio & neonatal tetanus.
  • Vaccination activities increased from 22% to 30% over the previous year.
  • Vaccine coverage to prevent TB more than doubled for children under 1 year of age over the previous year.