Navigation Links
PAHEF Discusses Neglected Diseases and Disaster Preparedness with Innovative Leaders
Date:4/3/2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PAHEF is pleased to join Harvard University's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation as a partner in the bi-annual conference Frontiers of Innovation: 20 Years of Innovation in Government held in Cambridge March 31st through today. On Monday evening, the executive director of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), Mr. Edward Kadunc, discussed multisector partnerships in tackling neglected diseases and in disaster preparedness in the Americas with former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox; Harvard dignitaries; and conference keynote speakers.

Kadunc commented that PAHEF is committed to fighting neglected diseases that are responsible for severe disability in the poorest countries with a devastating impact on both lives and lost productivity of thousands. He noted, "PAHEF has supported initiatives across the Americas, such as Belize, Brazil, and Mexico, in partnership with the private and public sectors. Thanks to the dedicated work of partnerships, progress is being made. For example, PAHEF is contributing to river blindness elimination targets being met."

On another conference theme, disaster preparedness, Kadunc noted, "An upsurge in the frequency and magnitude of sudden-impact disasters necessitates the need to expand the number of health professionals and the diversity of disciplines available to deploy rapidly when a major disaster strikes. And PAHEF has supported the creation of a regional disaster response team for Latin America and the Caribbean."

Under Kadunc's leadership as the mission director, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mexico supported President Fox's initiatives in government modernization and innovation. President Fox honored USAID with the 2006 innovation award for USAID's support of these Mexican initiatives.

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is a US-based nonprofit organization working to combat disease, lengthen life, improve health care services, foster health research, and enhance the capacities of health care workers in the Americas through grant-making and direct program implementation. As an independent organization, PAHEF supports the Pan American Health Organization's vision of Health for All.

To learn more about the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, please visit http://www.pahef.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pan American Health and Education Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Drinking Water Association Discusses Pharmaceuticals in Water
2. New book by UCR biologist discusses 12 diseases that impacted humanity
3. Cash Technologies Discusses AMEX Listing Requirements
4. Hillary Clinton Discusses Health Care for Women Over 40 in Exclusive Interview with Womens Voices for Change
5. L.A. Author, TV Personality and Substance Abuse Specialist Discusses Struggle to Break Bad-girl Syndrome Oct. 26-28 in Baltimore
6. Media Advisory - Bioniche Discusses USDA Comment on E. coli O157:H7 Cattle Vaccine Field Trial
7. How Best to Treat Preschoolers With ADHD? The Harvard Mental Health Letter Discusses the Options
8. Prostate size and other neglected factors influence prostate cancer treatment satisfaction
9. USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases
10. Neglected tropical diseases burden those overseas, but travelers also at risk
11. A higher risk of obesity for children neglected by parents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, ... March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... fitness centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location ... club will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) ... letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ... clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety ... active RA. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced ... now successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated ... diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, ... I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: