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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.