About Faces Voices Places
The Latin American region continues to have among the worst health inequities in the world. Particularly at the national and sub-national level, income disparities, and other social determinants of health create environments which foster the unequal distribution of disease among certain vulnerable populations and communities. These communities are often invisible in national statistics and are therefore not seen in nationally measured goals such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In 2006, the Faces, Voices and Places initiative (FVP) was launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with the goal of advancing the MDGs within the most vulnerable communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.