2017

  • 22 Sep 2017
    Hurricane Maria

    PAHO Foundation Activates Disaster Rebuilding Campaign to Support Regional Response Efforts

    Atlanta, GA (September 22, 2017) – The earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria's arrival in the Caribbean this month proffer many immediate and long-term implications to the health of individuals across the Americas. As a response to the recent events and to aid efforts safeguarding and advancing health outcomes for the most vulnerable communities impacted, PAHO Foundation is strategically convening partners from the private and public sectors to leverage needed resources to bolster response and supplement community rebuilding.

  • 14 Sep 2017
    World Affairs Council of Atlanta Luncheon

    PAHO Foundation Leadership Participates in World Affairs Council of Atlanta Event

    Atlanta, GA (September 20, 2017) – PAHO Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, joined Atlanta-based global health and nonprofit industry professionals for a “Connecting Atlanta Non-profits” luncheon last Friday, September 8, 2017. The luncheon was hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and sought to identify future partnership opportunities aimed at improving health outcomes on a global scale. Distinguished guests in attendance in addition to Dr. Ward-Robinson, included:

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Hurricane Irma

    As Hurricanes Irma and Jose Threaten Lives in the Caribbean and the United States, PAHO Foundation Readies a Response

    Atlanta, GA (September 11, 2017) – From Cuba to Antigua and Barbuda, Hurricane Irma, one of the most forceful storms ever documented in the Atlantic basin, swept through the Caribbean and part of the United States and left a treacherous trail of destruction in its path, reports the BBC. Hurricane Irma has left thousands homeless and according to recent reports by Caribbean360, has resulted in at least 25 mortalities.

  • 25 Jul 2017
    PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Victoria Jones

    Innovating Community Building and Engagement: Q&A with PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees Chair, Victoria Jones

    Victoria Jones currently leads PAHO Foundation’s (the Foundation) Board of Trustees as its Chair, serving as an ambassador to actively help the Foundation build and strengthen relationships with prospective partners and supporters. Prior to this post, Ms. Jones held the position of Vice Chair and has been with the Foundation since January 2015.

    Outside of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Jones directs and manages The Clorox Company’s global interactions with governments and sustainability-driven solutions as its Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs and as the Vice President/Secretary for The Clorox Company Foundation.

  • 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.

  • 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?