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Putumayo World Music Partnership

In March 2009, Putumayo World Music released its CD of upbeat, danceable tracks from New York City, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Cuba-- ¡Salsa! . A portion of Putumayo's proceeds from the sale of the ¡Salsa! CD will be donated to PAHEF in support of our efforts to improve health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our partner, Putumayo World Music, tells us where you can buy the ¡Salsa! CD:

"Putumayo CDs are available at most record stores. Putumayo CDs are also available at thousands of non-traditional retailers around the world, including gift shops, book stores, cafes, clothing stores and a variety of others . You can also purchase Putumayo CDs on our website , as well as most on-line record retailers . All transactions on our website are encrypted and secure. If you live in the US, PR or Canada and cannot find Putumayo at a local store or online, please call 1-888-PUTUMAYO (1-888-788-8629 ) to order. International orders can be placed online or by faxing (802) 864-9846. Please note: international shipping can be very expensive. We suggest ordering from on-line or mail order vendors in your region."

Putumayo World Music describes the ¡Salsa! CD as follows:

The CD features Puerto Rican legends of New York's pioneering salsa scene such as piano virtuoso Eddie Palmieri and singer Cheo Feliciano (guesting with legendary Cuban ensemble Orquesta Aragon). Other mainstays of New York's Latin music scene are Cuban artists Chico Alvarez and Puerto Rican/New York ensemble Son Boricua.

Poncho Sanchez, a Los Angeles-based Latin jazz star, blends Cuban "son" with the American jazz and rhythm and blues he also grew up with. ¡Salsa! also features Ricardo Lemvo, a Los Angeles-based Congolese musician whose appealing blend of African "soukouss" and salsa has graced several Putumayo collections over the years. Another rising Latin musician featured on this collection is Cuban-American Jose Conde.

For nearly 40 years, the popular Colombian group Fruko y Sus Tesos has retained a firm foothold in the upper echelons of the international salsa scene. Grupo Galé is another Colombian group known for their catchy, danceable songs.

Since it began in 1993, Putumayo World Music has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. The company has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world.

Please visit the website of Putumayo World Music for the ¡Salsa! CD (English) (Español).

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Putumayo World Music Partnership

In March 2009, Putumayo World Music released its CD of upbeat, danceable tracks from New York City, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Cuba-- ¡Salsa! . A portion of Putumayo's proceeds from the sale of the ¡Salsa! CD will be donated to PAHEF in support of our efforts to improve health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Our partner, Putumayo World Music, tells us where you can buy the ¡Salsa! CD:

"Putumayo CDs are available at most record stores . Putumayo CDs are also available at thousands of non-traditional retailers around the world, including gift shops, book stores, cafes, clothing stores and a variety of others . You can also purchase Putumayo CDs on our website , as well as most on-line record retailers . All transactions on our website are encrypted and secure. If you live in the US, PR or Canada and cannot find Putumayo at a local store or online, please call 1-888-PUTUMAYO (1-888-788-8629 ) to order. International orders can be placed online or by faxing (802) 864-9846. Please note: international shipping can be very expensive. We suggest ordering from on-line or mail order vendors in your region."

Putumayo World Music describes the ¡Salsa! CD as follows:

The CD features Puerto Rican legends of New York's pioneering salsa scene such as piano virtuoso Eddie Palmieri and singer Cheo Feliciano (guesting with legendary Cuban ensemble Orquesta Aragon). Other mainstays of New York's Latin music scene are Cuban artists Chico Alvarez and Puerto Rican/New York ensemble Son Boricua.

Poncho Sanchez, a Los Angeles-based Latin jazz star, blends Cuban "son" with the American jazz and rhythm and blues he also grew up with. ¡Salsa! also features Ricardo Lemvo, a Los Angeles-based Congolese musician whose appealing blend of African "soukouss" and salsa has graced several Putumayo collections over the years. Another rising Latin musician featured on this collection is Cuban-American Jose Conde.

For nearly 40 years, the popular Colombian group Fruko y Sus Tesos has retained a firm foothold in the upper echelons of the international salsa scene. Grupo Galé is another Colombian group known for their catchy, danceable songs.

Since it began in 1993, Putumayo World Music has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. The company has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world.

Please visit the website of Putumayo World Music for the ¡Salsa! CD ( English ) ( Español ).

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The big question

»Putumayo World Music Partnership

»Día de la Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) has partnered with Bayer, MTV Latin America, and MySpace in “The Big Question” (La Gran Pregunta) initiative. This initiative promotes the exchange among youths about sexual and reproductive health topics.

The best answers to the questions on MySpace also will be published on this Web site, on-air on MTV, and on the "It's Your Life” campaign Web site.

MTV, Bayer, and MySpace unite forces to create awareness among youth about sexual and reproductive health through its initiative “MTV The Big Question.”

The Big Question is a forum where youth can participate by uploading to the Web page comments, ideas, and related questions on different topics about sexual and reproductive health that concern them, like access to education, myths, adolescent pregnancy and sexuality, among other topics.

MTV will transmit spots from this initiative between June and September of 2009. In each spot, information will be provided about the Web site where one can upload the answers and where youth will find a video in which MTV reporter Ilana Sod explains the process: cybernauts will be able to load images, text, or a video that responds to the presented questions to the Web site.  Also, youth will be able to answer a survey on the Web site about sexual and reproductive health.

Youths will be able to vote for the best answers on the Web site.  The chosen answers will be the topic of the “Sex Tu Mismo” debate that will be aired in a half-hour time slot on MTV toward the end of June.  These answers also will be part of a spot that will air in September to celebrate the Día Mundial de Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes. Thanks to the Latin American Youth Organization, a summary of this initiative will be presented before the assistants of the XIX Latin American Heads of State and Government summit, whose focus this year is the Adolescent Pregnancy and Sexual and Reproductive Health. The summit will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2009.

The questions will develop from collaboration with PAHEF (Pan American Health and Education Foundation) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), and will cover different topics about sexual and reproductive health related to youth, that include among others, adolescent pregnancy, HIV prevention, myths, and access to sexual education.

“We are excited to have so many partners from the private sector, like NGOs involved in this study to achieve a neutral and balanced sexual education in the youth,” commented Mario Cader-Frech, Vice President of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility for MTV Networks Latin America.

“It is an honor for Bayer to participate in the educative program “The Big Question” along with MTV, PAHEF, UNICEF, and the Latin American Organization of Youth. We believe that this initiative will help to extend the educative message of the annual campaign, Youth World Contraceptive Day,” explains Erika Bernal, Regional Director of Marketing Women’s Contraception, Bayer. “As a leader in contraception and feminine health, Bayer supports this program as a part of its commitment to bring resources to Latin American youth that allow them to decide how to lead their sexual life in a responsible manner and learn from other youths’ experiences.”

“MySpace is a portal social leader on the Internet where youth create their own content.  Initiatives like this are of great importance for us because they make the content heard and it takes into account thousands of people from all around the world, like now. We are especially proud of this initiative because we are allowing the users to express their opinions on topics that are very important to them and it is our small part in helping to promote social topics,” explains Victor Kong, VP and Managing Director of MySpace Latin America.

Respond to The Big Question

Special Initiatives

Día Mundial de Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes (Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention in Adolescents  Day)

Since 2008, PAHEF has worked closely with Bayer Pharmaceuticals and MTV as a partner in Latin American-focused Día Mundial de Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes. PAHEF also worked with Bayer Pharmaceuticals and nearly a dozen other nonprofits, including Population Council, Marie Stopes International, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, in the globally-focused World Contraception Day campaign. By providing information about contraception and sexual health, the campaigns empower youth to take responsibility to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

Malaria Champions of the Americas Award

The Malaria Champions of the Americas Award honors innovative efforts that have significantly contributed towards overcoming the challenges of malaria in communities, countries, and the Region of the Americas. The award is presented annually and is a partnership between PAHEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the George Washington University Center for Global Health.

Creating a Dialogue about Chronic Diseases along the U.S.-Mexico Border

PAHEF, in conjunction with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, hosted an event in March 2010 in Washington, DC, to address the challenge of chronic diseases along the U.S.-Mexico border. Participants included the Mexican Ministry of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Canyon Ranch Institute, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, and the National Latino Children’s Institute.

Drug Harmonization

In the Americas there is a need to promote harmonization to facilitate the availability of safe, effective, and high quality pharmaceuticals and thereby protect public health. PAHEF supports PAHO in facilitating the communication and exchange of information in this area among all interested parties through periodic seminars and conferences throughout the region.

 

Día de la Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes

 

» Putumayo World Music Partnership

» 2009 - La Gran Pregunta

 

MTV, BAYER, PAHEF, AND OIJ UNITE STRENGTHS TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ABOUT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR YOUTH

“SE(X) TU MISMO” is an initiative that seeks to promote the interchange among youth about sexual and reproductive health topics

This initiative will culminate during “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day” September 26, 2010

www.tuvidatudecision.com

Bayer, MTV, PAHEF, and the OIJ are returning to unite strengths in 2010 to create awareness among youth about sexual and reproductive health through their initiative “se(x) tu mismo.” This year, the campaign centers around giving youth a space to express their opinion on what their responsibilities are with respect to sex to prevent an unplanned pregnancy and the contraction of a sexually transmitted disease.

On the campaign’s Internet site “Se(x) tu mismo,” youth can participate by responding to a survey and uploading to the www.sextumismo.com Web page their videos, comments, ideas, photos, and questions on how they define and interpret their sexual responsibilities and how these impact their decisions and actions. Are youth: Responsible for asking adequate questions? Responsible for informing themselves about sexually transmitted diseases? Responsible for conversing with their partner and their doctor? Responsible for becoming familiar with contraception options? Youth will have an opportunity to express their opinions and answers to these and other relevant questions at www.sextumismo.com.

View Capsule 1 for the Campaign

View Capsule 2 for the Campaign

2010 - PAHEF y el Dia Mundial de Prevencion del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes from PAHEF on Vimeo.

MTV will air spots from this initiative between June and July 2010 to invite youth to participate. The most creative responses will be part of three public service announcements entitled “Let’s Learn about Our Sexual Responsibilities,” “Let’s Talk about Our Sexual Responsibilities,” and “Let’s Protect Ourselves by Being Responsible,” that will be aired by MTV on television and on its Web site between August and September of this year.

Youth can vote for the best responses at the Web site www.sextumismo.com. The chosen responses will be part of an MTV program special with youth and the MTV Senior News Correspondent Ilana Sod, which will air September 26 to celebrate the “Day of Prevention of Unplanned Pregnancies in Adolescents.”

This initiative will be developed in collaboration with MTV Latin America, Bayer Latin America, as a part of its campaign of social corporate responsibility on sexual and reproductive education; the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Organización Iberoamericana de la Juventud (OIJ).

“We are very happy to be able to bring this initiative to youth in Latin America again,” commented Mario Cáder-Frech, vice president of public affairs and corporate social responsibility for MTV Networks Latin America. The campaign ‘Se(x) tu mismo' again will give a platform where youth can openly express what they feel with respect to sexual responsibility.”

“We are proud that Bayer can participate once again in the educative program ‘Se(x) tu mismo’ allied with MTV, PAHEF, and the OIJ. In order to be able to support the youth in making responsible decisions about their sexuality, we should start by listening to them to understand what they think about this topic and how it affects their decisions and behaviors,” explained Anita Kraker von Schwarzenfeld, regional director of marketing of female contraception for Bayer Latin America.

“As an industry leader in contraception and female health, Bayer supports this program as a part of its pledge to offer resources to Latin American youth that allow them to decide how to lead their sexual life in a responsible way and learn from the experiences of other young people. We believe that both people involved in a sexual relationship should take responsibility choosing and using of the birth control method. It is easier to make decisions when options exist than to deal with unplanned consequences. For this, it is important that youth turn to a doctor to obtain adequate and appropriate information.”

“For the third consecutive year, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation is proud to be a partner in El Día Mundial de Prevención del Embarazo no Planificado en Adolescentes. This year the campaign focuses on the importance of our young people taking the initiative and the responsibility for their sexual activity in order to prevent an unplanned pregnancy and the contagion of a sexually transmitted disease. This is achieved by considering the available options through a physician that will provide adequate information for each unique case.  In addition to participating in this campaign, PAHEF has supported projects that focus on reproductive health, sexual education, and family planning in Colombia, Guatemala, the Amazonian basin, and the Altiplano. ” says Edward L. Kadunc, president of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).

Get your cam ready and respond at www.sextumismo.com