• AHF organized the Roundtable Discussion on Decreasing the Burden of Influenza in Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • The AHF convened a meeting of the Dengue Task Force in December to review its year-long activities, and with the recent development of Mexico becoming the first country in the region to register the dengue vaccine, plan additional activities to support continued education and advocate for the development of an effective dengue vaccination policy and support health authorities in the decision-making process for introducing and implementing the recently discovered dengue vaccine in 2016.
  • Following the summit convened by AHF that brought together representatives of 15-20 regional and national medical societies, primarily focused on pediatrics, infectious disease and immunology, the article produced at the conference, Reommendations on Increase Adult Vaccination in Latin America, was published in the December 2015 edition of Revista Panamericana de Infectología.  The recommendations were endorsed by 24 major Latin American medical societies.
  • The recently released WHO Proposed Addendum to Who TRS 987 Annex 4 – Guidelines on the quality, safety and efficacy of biotherapeutic protein products prepared by recombinant DNA technologies included as a reference an article developed during an AHF sponsored consensus conference: Recommendations for the Regulation of Biosimilars and their Implementation in Latin America. The article was originally published in the GaBI Journal.
  • Break Dengue is calling on citizens around the world to voice their concern about the growing social burden that represents dengue fever and help make it a public health priority. As global and regional health leaders meet to address urgent climate, health, and security issues threatening the world’s population, the Dengue Tribe campaign aims to collect the faces and voices of individuals and communities impacted by the disease to show these leaders it is time to take global collaborative actions to control dengue.
  • Americas Health Foundation representatives participated in the 2015 CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE INFECTOLOGIA PEDIATRICA – SLIPE held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in June.
  • In July 2015, AHF convened a consensus conference in Panama City to address “Multiple Sclerosis in Central America and the Caribbean: Treatment and Care Recommendations.”  Click here to read more.      
  • On August 5th and 6th, the Americas Health Foundation participated in the Fifth Latin American Forum on Biosimilars (FLAB 2015), and the sixth Brazilian Forum on Biosimilars in Brasília, Brazil.
  • 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: