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  • 21 Jul 2017
    The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit

    PAHO Foundation President and CEO Will Serve as a Keynote Speaker on CGF's Sustainable Retail Summit

    The Consumer Goods Forum's (CGF) 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit, October 2-3 in Montréal, Canada, will feature PAHO Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, as a keynote speaker. Dr. Ward-Robinson will present during the Summit’s Health and Wellness session, which highlights the importance of cross-sectoral partnerships in bridging gaps in the consumer goods industry. This enables consumers to live healthier, more productive lives.

  • 10 Jul 2017

    PAHO Foundation Visits Peru's Ministry of Health

    Atlanta, GA (July 10, 2017) – PAHO Foundation would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to Peru's Ministry of Health. On June 22, 2017, the Ministry launched its national plan to address cervical cancer in Tumbes, Peru. The launch coincided with the official opening of a new clinic, the training of over 150 community health volunteers, and the christening of new vehicles to assist in specimen collection and ambulance transport. The national plan for cervical cancer is the culmination of a concerted commitment by the Ministry of Health to address women’s cancer -- an effort that began with the creation of a national strategic plan in 2012.

  • 30 Jun 2017
    Zakiya Carr Johnson

    PAHO Foundation Enlists Zakiya Carr Johnson as New Senior Director, Development and Strategic Partnerships

    Atlanta, GA (June 30, 2017) – PAHO Foundation welcomes international development and policy veteran Zakiya Carr Johnson to its team as the new Senior Director, Development and Strategic Partnerships. In this pivotal role, Carr Johnson will guide the Foundation’s Development team in building and stewarding long-term US-based partnerships, as well as spearheading strategic fundraising and donor cultivation activities.

  • 23 May 2017
    PAHO Foundation and INNOVASALUD Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Public Health in the Americas

    PAHO Foundation and INNOVASALUD Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Public Health in the Americas

    Atlanta, GA (May 23, 2017) – PAHO Foundation (the Foundation) and INNOVASALUD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen collaboration efforts in the Americas. Through the fortified partnership, the two agree to support more sustainable practices that will “improve access to quality health care and public health in the Americas.”

  • 17 May 2017

    Radio Interview: Positive Vibez's Dr. Chan with Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, PAHO Foundation President and CEO

    PAHO Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson was recently interviewed by Dr. Chan of the Caribriddims radio show Positive Vibez. In the interview, Dr. Ward-Robinson discusses her public health career and background in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, the Foundation’s history, and some of the Foundation’s current program work, including our women's health and wellness campaign. You can hear the entire interview below!

  • 04 May 2017
    PAHO Foundation and The Consumer Goods Forum

    PAHO Foundation and CGF Collaborate to Advance Health and Wellness in Latin America

    Atlanta, GA (May 4, 2017) – PAHO Foundation and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global, nonprofit association of leading companies in the retail and consumer packaged goods industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Through their strategic partnership, the Foundation and CGF agree to “foster innovation leading to improved health and wellness outcomes in Latin America.”

  • 17 Apr 2017
    PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees Secretary Veronica Edwards

    Pioneering Diversity and Innovation: Q&A with PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees Secretary, Veronica Edwards

    Veronica Edwards is the President and CEO of InGenesis, Inc., a San Antonio, TX-based leading diversity supplier in the delivery of dynamic workforce solutions. Since joining the Foundation's Board of Trustees January 2015, Edwards has functioned in numerous leadership roles, including Vice Chair, Chair, and most recently Secretary. The Foundation had a chance to speak with Edwards after her appointment to the Global Power 100 -- Women in Staffing by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) for 2016. Read the Q&A below.

    PAHO Foundation: Congratulations on making the Global Power 100 List for the second year in a row! What does receiving this recognition mean to you, both personally and professionally?

  • 17 Mar 2017
    Call to Action for World Water Day

    Call to Action for World Water Day

    Worldwide (March 22, 2017) – This World Water Day (WWD), PAHO Foundation brings attention to the many health impacts of lacking access to clean, safe drinking water and invites partnership collaboration for a WWD ‘Call to Action.’ Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), around 36 million people live without access to sanitary water, mostly due to poverty-related factors1.

    LAC has witnessed huge strides because of collective action and investment from local and national governments. Twenty years ago, more than 65 million LAC inhabitants were living without a safe water supply. Compared to today’s statistic, much progress has been made in the region, but there is still work to be done.

  • 10 Mar 2017
    ISO TC 304 Healthcare Administration Plenary Meeting

    PAHO Foundation Participates in ISO TC 304 Healthcare Administration Plenary Meeting

    Galveston, TX (February 17, 2017) - PAHO Foundation executive leadership, which included President and CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson and Vice President, Science, Programs and Technology Dr. Linda Cleboski, and Board of Trustees Secretary Veronica Edwards attended the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee (ISO TC) 304 Healthcare Administration 1st Plenary Meeting, hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). ISO delegates from Japan, Switzerland, and the United States were in attendance.

  • 08 Mar 2017
    Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson

    Special Message from PAHO Foundation President and CEO on International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8, recognizing and appreciating women’s political, economic, cultural, and social achievements over the decades. The day also marks a call to action in the advancement of issues that impact women’s lives. Today, PAHO Foundation invites stakeholders and donors, across sectors and disciplines to partner with us on an initiative to #BeBoldForChange in women’s health.