Through thought leadership, medical programming, and awareness activities, AHF promotes healthy living and provides access to quality healthcare throughout the Americas.


A healthy population with the awareness, knowledge, access to medicine and a national policy that will sustain health in the Americas for future generations

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Latest news

  • June 2015
    Americas Health Foundation, in partnership with Break Dengue, announces the winners of the 2015 Latin American Prizes for Dengue Initiatives.  Congratulations to the following winners: Brazil: SC Contra el Dengue / SC against Dengue The SC contra el Dengue project implies the development of an app for tablets and smartphones to help dengue prevention through the possibility of reporting outbreaks of dengue and a video-game to combat dengue from an educational approach. This app aims to serve as a link between citizens and municipal health secretaries, to expedite the Ministry...

Who We Are

Key Opinion Leaders: A challenge for companies working with key opinion leaders (KOLs) is to help them through education, meetings, symposiums and conferences to understand the constant changes occurring in the public health arena. In the areas of public health, KOLs offer valuable insights into such areas as disease states and patient treatment regimens, and to new product exposure through literature and their professional circles. Working with the private sector to build new or expand current relations with key opinion health and medical professionals to open doors that enable them to disseminate new product information and results to the medical community through trusted sources. AHF will plan and convening opportunities for sector leaders to work together on key issues. We will collaborate with KOLs for a healthier Americas.

Operational Model: The AHF will work with entities wanting to support Latin American governments in accomplishing their public health goals. These entities could be part of the private or the not-for-profit sectors.The AHF will help translate the needs of the Latin American governments into actionable projects and work with these organizations to seek funding to implement those projects. In turn, The AHF will seek the best partner to execute on time and on budget for the funding entities and do so with all the quality, transparency and collaboration required by governments.

Board Members: Rodrigo Calderon (Chairman, Mexico), Scott Eldestein (Secretary, USA), Richard Salvatierra (President, USA), Brent Lightner (Treasurer, USA), Roberto Debbag (Argentina), Joxel Garcia (USA), Hernando Villmizar-Gomez (Colombia), Valderilio Azevedo (Brazil)

Advisory Committee: Cristina Beato (USA), Raul Istúriz (Venezuela), Agustín De Colsa (Mexico), Luisa Fallieros (Brazil), Ricardo Ruttiman (Argentina), Marco Sáfadi (Brazil), Dario Soto Abril (USA), Andrew Rudman (USA), Ana Rita Gonzalez (USA), João Bosco Siqueira (Brazil), Jaime Torres (Venezuela), Gabriel Carrasquilla (Colombia), Carlos Pineda (Mexico)

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If you are interested in learning more about the Americas Health Foundation or would like to work with us on a project the Latin American Region, please contact us by filling in the information on this form.

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