PAHO Foundation Leadership Travels to Mexico City for a Partnership Visit

Washington D.C. (July 13, 2016) — Graciously facilitated by valued FTAG member Mr. Hector Valle, PAHO Foundation was invited to Mexico City to meet with key health influencers and to scope out areas of potential need in the region.

During their visit, PAHO Foundation met with public health leaders with backgrounds in pharma, academia, NGOs and government, including Canifarma, UNAM, Funsalud Foundation, the Ministry of Health, Merck and the INSP (National Institute of Public Health).

Additionally, Areana Quiñones, PAHO Foundation’s Senior Director of Programs and Grants, led a presentation for the Board of AMIIF that shared updates on the state of current antimicrobial resistance (AMR) efforts and ways to work with the Foundation. PAHO Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Ward-Robinson, closed the meeting with a discussion of effective, efficient health systems to serve the most vulnerable populations in the region.   

Throughout these introductory meetings, three reoccurring themes emerged: the need for stronger health systems, high-integrity data, and a collaborative approach to knowledge sharing and best practices in the region. To that end, broad agreement was met for a health summit in the spring of 2017 in the region and for the creation of a data repository. More updates about this to come.

“Our trip to Mexico City was a great success,” Dr. Ward-Robinson spoke of the partnership visit to Mexico City, “PAHO Foundation is deeply grateful to our FTAG member, Hector Valle, for so generously sharing his considerable expertise, impressive network and his visionary insight.”

For more information about PAHO Foundation’s partnership visit to Mexico City, please contact Areana Quiñones, Senior Director of Programs and Grants, by email at or phone at 1-844-35-PAHOF (1-844-357-2463) ext 107.


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Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of PAHO Foundation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.