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2011-05-26 00:00:30

Mexico has the world's second highest rate of childhood obesity. The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today launched a new Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention program to address the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity in Yucatán, Mexico. During the initial phase of the program, PAHEF, working with several public and private partners and local community representatives, will implement a community-based participatory research...

2009-03-12 14:30:00

Funds to be used for surveillance of meningococcal disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Region WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), a not-for-profit organization in the United States, has announced the receipt of a $1,236,672 million grant from sanofi pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group. The purpose of the restricted grant is to reinforce surveillance and knowledge -- based on laboratory...

2008-12-04 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is proud of the impact of its Global Violence Prevention project. The project has advanced awareness within the global health community that violence is preventable. As part of the project's case study series Violence Prevention: The Investment that Saves Lives, Edward Kadunc, PAHEF Executive Director, notes, "Three...

2008-09-29 18:00:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Dana Weckesser, +1-202-974-3103, Fax +1-202-974-3636, weckessd@pahef.org WASHINGTON,Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Pan American Health Organization and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation presented Dr. Cesar Victora of Brazil with the highly coveted 2008 Abraham Horwitz Award for Leadership in Inter- American Health for his outstanding dedication and contribution to maternal and child health in the Americas. The award was...

Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.