Latest PAHEF Stories

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...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Deadline for submissions: May 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET (Washington, DC, time) WASHINGTON, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 To honor the achievements of volunteerism of outstanding non-governmental organizations working in Latin America and/or the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) invite you to nominate an outstanding organization for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service. The award...

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
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'