• On Monday, May 18, 2015 AHF, in partnership with the Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SLIPE) and the FIU Global Health Consortium, convened a Dengue Task Force meeting in Miami comprised of clinicians from the Latin American region who specialize in diagnosing and treating dengue. The purpose of the meeting was to generate discussions on the Integration of a dengue vaccine as an additional program for prevention and a control tool that can strengthen the process of decision-making. The Dengue Task Force members include:
  • Vaccines protect both children and adults from preventable diseases and help lower the prevalence of a disease within a country or region. Click the link below to watch this video to join us in supporting World Immunization Week.
  • The Americas Health Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit organization created to improve public health in Latin America, today announced the launch of the Latin American Prizes for Dengue Initiatives to support initiatives seeking to combat dengue, a highly endemic disease in the Region. Launched in partnership with Break Dengue, the awards will recognize low-cost initiatives that propose awareness campaigns, surveillance methods or innovative tools to help control the impact of dengue in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Applications will be open February 1st through March 20th of 2015.
  • AHF joined with Florida International University to co-sponsor the 4th International Conference on Tropical Medicine, February 26 – 28, 2014 in Miami.
  • The Advocacy Initiative for Vaccination in Latin America is a project being carried out by the Americas Health Foundation (AHF) as a major component of its "Vaccines For All" platform. The goal of this project is to plan, organize and implement a comprehensive advocacy initiative aimed at advancing key vaccination topics in Latin America. Specifically, the project aims to increase awareness, engagement, empowerment and action for each of four initiative priorities: vaccines generally, meningococcal disease, influenza and dengue disease.
  • Americas Health Foundation conducted a three day consensus conference on biosimilars. The consensus paper with recommendations was published by GaBiJournal.  Abstract Article:
  • This project was carried out by the AHF as a component of its "Vaccines For All" platform. The goal of the Project is to strengthen the management, logistics and infrastructure of the Expanded Programs on Immunization for vaccine introduction in the CANAC Region. The Project aims to strengthen the vaccine program management knowledge and infrastructure necessary to support vaccination efforts, particularly in light of multiple vaccine introductions in recent years. The CANAC region refers to the Latin American countries comprised by Central America, the Andean Community and the Caribbean.
  • AHF planned, organized and convened a meeting of experts from Latin America to address the gaps between National Registries on Biologics and National Surveillance Agencies dealing with biosimilars. The group of experts developed official recommendations on how to integrate the data from both organizations.
  • This is a project being carried out by the Americas Health Foundation (AHF) as a component of its “Vaccines Without Borders” platform. The goal of this project is to plan, organize and implement a summit meeting of Latin American medical societies that are directly involved in both vaccines and adult care. In particular, the Summit aims to bring together 15-20 regional and national medical societies primarily focused on pediatrics, infectious disease and immunology.