PAHO Foundation

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The PAHO Foundation is 501(c) (3) philanthropic organization devoted to combating disease, lengthening life, improving health care, fostering research, and training health care workers.[1] It was created in 1968 under the name of Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and is based in Washington D. C. [2] [3]

The PAHO Foundation supports the mobilization of resources for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas.[4] It has been particularly active in support of programs to control and prevent malaria and dengue. [5]

Every year since 1975, the PAHO Foundation and PAHO jointly announce their annual Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, which recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations advancing health in the Americas, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. [6]

The best known of these awards is the Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health, created in honor of Dr. Abraham Horwitz, former director of PAHO and former president of the PAHO Foundation. [7]

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  1. ^ "PAHEF and PAHO honour renowned Brazilian nutrition expert for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health" (PDF). “Public Health Nutrition”, 14(1), 3–4. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "History of PAHEF". Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Newly renamed PAHO Foundation will channel philanthropic support for health in the Americas". Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "PAHEF — The Pan American Health and Education Foundation". Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Making a Difference – Setting Standards for Dengue Economics Research". Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program". Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "the Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health". Retrieved February 16, 2014.