WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2013) – The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Harold Hamana as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. A public charity, PAHEF works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other constituents to leverage its international influence, helping improve community and global health and combating disease in the Americas. PAHEF welcomes Hamana to this role and eagerly anticipates the leadership he will bring to achieving PAHEF’s mission. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, he will also participate on the Philanthropy and Partnership Committee and Marketing and Communications Committee.
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization remember with great sadness the passing of Dr. James Steele, on November 10, 2013. Dr. James Steele was awarded the prestigious Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health in 2006 for his outstanding contributions to veterinary public health.
We extend our condolences to his family and friends.
PAHEF held special workshop addressing the obesity epidemic in the Americas during PACO III, the Third Pan American Conference on Obesity next month.
Current and former PAHEF Board Members, Professors Gilberto Kac (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Rafael Pérez-Escamilla (Yale) and Fernando Mendoza (Stanford) will each be leading a session during the workshop.
PAHEF received a preview of what to expect from each of the workshop organizers: