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Call for Nominations: 2011 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

Submit a Nomination Today for the
2011 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in
Inter-American Public Health

Submission Deadline: May 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET (Washington, DC, time)

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WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2011) – Now is the time to help colleagues who are performing outstanding public health work in the Americas receive the recognition they deserve. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health at

The call for nominations is open for all awards:

Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health

Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service

Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature

Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health

Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics

Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care

The awards recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations advancing health in the region of the Americas, especially in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Known throughout the Americas as prestigious honors and career milestones, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health are a unique opportunity to help bring recognition to those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.

Each award consists of a cash prize or research grant, certificate of honor, a symbolic representation of the award, and the awardee is invited to attend the annual meeting of the PAHO Directing Council and be a guest of honor at PAHO/PAHEF’s awards program event in Washington, DC. Winners of the Horwitz, Velasco Suárez, and Arouca awards will be able to address ministers of health of the hemisphere, their delegations, and invited guests of PAHO at Directing Council.

More information and the full guidelines for each award may be found at


ABOUT THE AWARDS: The PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas. A jury of distinguished public health professionals reviews nominations and recommends a candidate for each award to the board of directors of the Foundation for final selection. The awards have the unique distinction of recognizing both established and emerging contributors to the field of public health within the Western Hemisphere. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the awards are recognized as a career-defining achievement that brings honor and recognition.

ABOUT PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the Americas and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

ABOUT PAHEF: Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas.


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