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
July 2016The Americas Health Foundation, in conjunction with the Latin American Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SLIPE), recently convened a Varicella Vaccination Task Force to advice for more effective programs and policies aimed at increasing the rate of varicella vaccination in the region. The Task Force developed a position paper on varicella prevention including a series of recommendations for expanding varicella vaccination throughout Latin America.
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), Carlos Gil Ferreira (Brazil), Joff Masukawa (USA), 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)
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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