The Edelman Global Citizenship Contributions Committee has given me the honor of recognizing my volunteer work, during Volunteer Appreciation Week, with the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) through an Edelman Community Investment Grant. Furthermore, I have been asked to share with you my experience with this fine organization. As a board member every opportunity to speak about our work is a welcomed opportunity.
The timing of this grant could not have been more perfect. On April 7 we celebrated World Health Day and this year we wanted the world to pay attention to vector borne diseases. Diseases like malaria, dengue, chagas, lechmeniasis and river blindness are not getting the attention they deserve, despite the fact that they affect over one billion people every year.
These diseases exacerbate poverty because they are also responsible for 1/6th of the illness and disability suffered worldwide. If you can’t w...
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