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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Dear Malaria listserv,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>I am contacting you on behalf of the Pan American Health
Organization to request your help in announcing The Malaria Champions of the
Americas Award  (see the information below) in your listserv.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Please let me know if you can help us.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Thanks, <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'>Lic. Evelin Rodríguez, MBA</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'>Pan American Health Organization</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'>Knowledge Management and Communication</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'>Tel: (202)974-3070</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span lang=PT-BR
style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'>E-mail: </span></font><font
size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:Arial;
color:green'><a href="mailto:rodrigue@paho.org"><span lang=PT-BR>rodrigue@paho.org</span></a></span></font><font
size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:Arial;
color:green'> </span></font><span lang=PT-BR><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=green face=Arial><span style='font-size:
7.5pt;font-family:Arial;color:green'><a href="http://publications.paho.org"><span
lang=PT-BR>http://publications.paho.org</span></a></span></font><span
lang=PT-BR><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=PT-BR
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=PT-BR style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<h3 align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Arial'>PAHO, PAHEF, and The <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">George</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> launch: <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></h3>

<p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&#8220;The Malaria
Champions of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Americas</st1:place></st1:country-region>
Award&#8221; <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p><strong><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Who can participate?</span></font></b></strong><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Any
individual, institution, group or project conducting efforts to overcome the
challenges of malaria in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Americas</st1:place></st1:country-region>
is eligible to participate and receive the distinction. Activities should
preferably be ongoing or completed within the last year.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><strong><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Criteria for Nomination</span></font></b></strong><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nominations
will be evaluated based on demonstrated achievements in the following areas: <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<ul type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Capacity-Building <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Technical Expertise and Innovation <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Collaboration <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Leadership <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Impact&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ul>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nominations for the Malaria
Champions of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Americas</st1:place></st1:country-region>
will be accepted until August 21st 2009 (11:59 pm EST). </span></font></b></strong><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><strong><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>The 2009 Malaria Champion of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Americas</st1:place></st1:country-region> will receive:</span></font></b></strong><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<ul type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>An opportunity to participate in three PAHO
     capacity-building training courses for malaria prevention and control. <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Support from a PAHO-based George Washington
     University Global Health Service Fellow for approximately three months to
     aid in research and field work. <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>US $2,500 cash award for malaria-related
     capacity-building efforts (e.g. staff training/education, research,
     project proposal development, or other activities that enhance skills and
     abilities to achieve goals and targets.)&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
     mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Commemorative plaque <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
</ul>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>For
more information go to this link:<a
href="http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=1284&amp;Itemid=259&amp;lang=en">http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=1284&amp;Itemid=259&amp;lang=en</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=PT-BR
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font><span lang=PT-BR><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=PT-BR
style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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