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Global Health 2035 – Salud Global 2035

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Salud Global 2035
El mundo convergerá en una generación

A pesar de que el mundo se acerca al año 2015, el plazo acordado para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), y de que la comunidad internacional está negociando el próximo marco global, todavía subsisten enormes disparidades en la salud entre países. La gran mayoría de las personas que sufren muertes prevenibles causadas por enfermedades infecciosas o relacionadas con la salud materna o infantil viven en países de ingresos bajos o medianos bajos.

El informe Salud Global 2035 representa un nuevo y ambicioso marco de inversiones destinadas a cerrar esta brecha en los sistemas de salud en el transcurso de una generación. Elaborado por la Comisión de Inversiones en Salud de The Lancet, formada por un equipo de 25 renombrados economistas y expertos en temas de salud global, Salud Global 2035 ofrece una guía para lograr mejoras radicales en la salud global a través de una gran convergencia en lo que respecta a las muertes por enfermedades infecciosas, la mortalidad infantil y materna, una reducción pronunciada de la incidencia y las consecuencias de las enfermedades no transmisibles (ENT) y las lesiones, así como la promesa de una cobertura de salud universal “en favor de los pobres”.

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Global Health 2035
A World Converging within a Generation

Prompted by the 20th anniversary of Investing in Health, the World Bank’s 1993 World Development Report (WDR 1993), an independent commission of 25 renowned economists and global health experts from around the world came together from December 2012 to July 2013 to revisit the case for health investment. The commission was chaired by Lawrence Summers, the Chief Economist at the World Bank responsible for choosing global health as the focus of WDR 1993, and co-chaired by Dean Jamison, lead author of WDR 1993. The commissioners aimed to reconsider the recommendations of WDR 1993; examine how the context for health investment has changed in the past 20 years, and develop an ambitious forward-looking health policy agenda targeting the world’s poor populations.

The commission’s report, Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation, was published in The Lancet on December 3, 2013 and launched on the same day at events in London, Tunis, and Johannesburg.

The report makes the case that:

  • The returns on investing in health are even greater than previously estimated
  • Within a generation—by 2035—the world could achieve a “grand convergence,” bringing preventable infectious, maternal and child deaths down to universally low levels
  • Taxes and subsidies are a powerful and underused lever for curbing non-communicable diseases and injuries
  • Progressive universalism, a pathway to universal health coverage (UHC) that targets the poor from the outset, is an efficient way to achieve health and financial protection.

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The Commission


Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Harvard University (Chair)

Summers is President Emeritus of Harvard University, He previously served as Vice President of the World Bank, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Director of the National Economic Council, and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Summers was the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also was awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal. Summers holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.

Dean T. Jamison

Professor of Global Health
University of Washington (Co-Chair)

Jamison previously held academic appointments at UCSF, Harvard and UCLA and was an economist on the staff of the World Bank where he was lead author of WDR93. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

George Alleyne

Director Emeritus
Pan American Health Organization

Knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to medicine, Alleyne served as Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO). He was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national. Alleyne is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Kenneth Arrow

Joan Kenney Professor of Economics
and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus
Stanford University

Winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize in economics together with Sir John Hicks, Arrow is well known for his pioneering contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare theory. Previous academic appointments include positions on the economics faculties of the Universities of Chicago and Harvard. Arrow also received the John Bates Clark Medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

Seth Berkley

Chief Executive Officer
GAVI Alliance

Berkely previously served as president, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Prior to founding IAVI in 1996, Berkely was Associate Director of the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. Berkely has also worked with the CDC, with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and for the Carter Center (based in Uganda). He holds a medical degree from Brown University.

H.E. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho*

Minister of Health, Rwanda

Dr. Binagwaho is also currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She previously served as Permanent Secretary of the Rwandan Ministry of Health and as Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission. A medical doctor by training, Dr. Binagwaho serves as a member of several boards, foundations and journals combating AIDS and infant mortality.

Flavia Bustreo

Assistant Director General
Family, Women’s and Children’s Health
World Health Organization

Bustreo previously served as Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. Prior to that she held assignments with the World Bank, with NORAD and with country and regional offices of the WHO, including Sudan, Senegal, Bangladesh, WHO’s regional office in Copenhagen and at WHO HQ in Geneva. Bustreo played a key role in the recent High Level Taskforce on International Innovative Financing for Health Systems and in the UN Taskforce on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. She holds a medical degree from Padua University and a M.Sc. in Communicable Disease Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

David Evans

Director, Department of Health Systems Financing
World Health Organization

Evans, who holds a PhD in economics from the Australian National University, previously served as Director of WHO’s Global Program on Evidence for Health Policy. An expert in the economics of household decision-making in developing countries, including decisions relating to health, Evans joined WHO in 1990 to help develop research into social and economic factors relating to tropical diseases.

Richard Feachem

Director, Global Health Group, Global Health Sciences, and Professor of Global Health
University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley

Currently also a Visiting Professor at London University and an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Feachem previously served as founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Under Secretary General of the United Nations. Additional posts include: Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank and Dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Feachem was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to health and development.

Julio Frenk

Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health and T&G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint appointment with the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government

Frenk previously served as Minister of Health of Mexico. He also was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico. Additional previous positions held by Frenk include: director of the Center for Health and the Economy at the Mexican Health Foundation, executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy at the WHO, Senior Fellow in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Executive President of the Carso Health Institute in Mexico City. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Frenk holds a medical degree from the National University of Mexico and a joint PhD in medical care organization and in sociology from the University of Michigan.

Gargee Ghosh

Director, Development Policy and Finance
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ghosh previously held positions at Google, at McKinsey & Company (where she served as a Senior Expert in the Social Sector Office) and at the Center for Global Development. Involved in the early days of the BMGF’s work in policy and innovative finance, Ghosh holds Master’s degrees in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and in International Relations from Georgetown.

Sue Goldie

Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University

A MacArthur award recipient, Goldie has focused her career on improving the health of vulnerable populations, in particular women, across the globe. Renowned for rigorous scholarship in decision science, and a long-standing champion of interdisciplinary research and education, Dr. Goldie serves as the Director of both the Harvard Global Health Institute at Harvard University and the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has served on the Board of Global Health at the Institute of Medicine, and as a scientific or technical advisor to the World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Institute of Medicine, and National Academy of Sciences.

Yan Guo

Professor of Public Health and Vice President
Peking University Health Science Center

Yan also is Vice Director of the China Academy of Health Policy and Board Member of the Community Health Branch of the Chinese Hospital Management Association. She has served as a consultant for a range of internationally sponsored projects carried out in China such as DFID’s China Urban Health and Poverty Project, the World Bank-sponsored Final Assessment of TB Control project and the UNICEF-funded Comprehensive Primary Health Care Project.

Sanjeev Gupta

Deputy Director
Fiscal Affairs Department
International Monetary Fund

Previous positions held by Gupta include: Senior Advisor in the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department, Assistant Director in the African Department, Assistant Director and Chief in the Expenditure Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department and Economist in the European Department. Gupta has led IMF missions in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He was previously a Secretary of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, Senior Faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, and Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany.

Richard Horton

The Lancet

Horton was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors. He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founder Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences. He currently chairs the Royal College of Physicians’ Working Party on Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry; co-chairs a WHO Scientific Advisory Group on Clinical Trials Registration; is a Council Member of the Global Forum for Health Research; is a Board Member of the Health Metrics Network; sits on the External Reference Group for WHO’s Research Strategy; and is an External Advisory Board Member for the WHO European Region. Horton is also a Senior Associate of The Nuffield Trust, a think tank for research and policy studies in health services.

Dr. Margaret Kruk

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Dr. Margaret Kruk research emphasizes health system effectiveness and population preferences for healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Kruk is particularly interested in the application of new methods, such as discrete choice experiments and systems dynamic modeling, in studying the interactions between health systems and populations in low-income countries. She works with governments and academic colleagues in several African countries, including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Ghana. She has published on women’s preferences for maternal health care, policy options for human resource shortages, health care financing, and evaluation of large-scale health programs in low-income countries. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Kruk was an assistant professor in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and policy advisor for Health at the Millennium Project, an advisory body to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.

Adel Mahmoud

Professor in Molecular Biology and Public Policy at Princeton University

Recently retired as President of Merck Vaccines and member of Management Committee of Merck & Company Inc, Mahmoud has also held academic posts at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland spanning 25 years concluding as Chairman of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief. Mahmoud holds an MD degree from the University of Cairo and a PhD from the University of London, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of numerous prestigious associations and societies including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. He has received both the Bailey K. Ashford Award of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Squibb Award of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Mahmoud currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea and as a member of the Board of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative as well as several public and not for profit corporations.

Linah K. Mohohlo

Bank of Botswana

Linah was appointed Governor of the Bank of Botswana in 1999 following a 23-year career in the Bank. She has also worked for the IMF and, in her capacity as Governor of the IMF for Botswana, she has been a member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, representing the Africa Group 1 Constituency. Among her international engagements, Mohohlo served as a member of Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa, and currently enjoys membership of the Africa Progress Panel, Investment Committee of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, Investment Climate Facility for Africa and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Mrs. Mohohlo is a recipient of several Central Bank Governor of the Year Awards. She has been honored with the Presidential Order of Honour in recognition of efficient and devoted service to Botswana, and The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum recognized her with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She read Accounting and Business, Economics, Finance and Investments at the University of Botswana, The George Washington University and University of Exeter, and has undertaken the Executive Management study program at Yale University.

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez*


Dr. Pablos-Méndez is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID, a position he assumed in August 2011. Prior to his current position, Dr. Pablos-Méndez served as Professor of Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and as Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation where he led its global strategy on the transformation of health systems towards Universal Health Coverage and Public-Private Partnerships for technologies against diseases of poverty. He was previously Director of Knowledge Management at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Dr. Pablos-Méndez received his M.D. from the University of Guadalajara’s School of Medicine and his M.P.H. from Columbia University.

Mthuli Ncube

Chief Economist and Vice-President
African Development Bank

Ncube holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University. Before joining the AfDB, he held the post of Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, and before that was Dean and Professor of Finance at Wits Business School. He has extensive experience as an investment banker and as a regulator; he served as a Board member of the South African Financial Services Board (FSB). Ncube is also Chairman of the Board of the African Economic Research Consortium, Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on “Poverty and Economic Development” (World Economic Forum) and a Governor of the African Capacity Building Foundation.

Dr. K. Srinath Reddy*

President, Public Health Foundation of India

A medical doctor with specializations in cardiology and epidemiology, Dr. Reddy headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) until recently. He has served on many WHO expert panels and is on the Board of the World Heart Federation. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on the editorial board of several international and national journals. Dr. Reddy was awarded the WHO Director General’s Award for Global Leadership in Tobacco Control at the 56th World Health Assembly in May 2003. He was conferred the prestigious national award PADMA BHUSHAN by the President of India on the occasion of the 57th Republic Day of India, in 2005. The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, UK, awarded him the Queen Elizabeth Medal in 2005. Dr. Reddy was elected Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine (US National Academies) in 2004. He has been recipient of research grants from the Indian Council of Medical Research, NIH (Fogarty), Wellcome Trust, WHO, British Heart Foundation and the Global Forum for Health Research.

Helen Saxenian

Independent Consultant and Senior Consultant, Results for Development Institute

Saxenian works as a independent consultant to various international organizations. She is a senior consultant to the Results for Development Institute. She led the Institute’s support to GAVI on the revision of several of its policies, including its eligibility policy, co-financing policy, and introduction grants and support to campaigns. Saxenian holds a PhD in applied economics from Stanford and a B.A. in economics from U.C. Berkeley.

Agnes Soucat

Director for Human Development
African Development Bank

At the AfDB, Soucat is responsible for health, education, and social protection in 54 sub-Saharan Africa and Maghreb countries. Previously she worked at the World Bank where she co-authored the World Development Report 2004 and pioneered Results Based Financing in Africa. Before joining the World Bank she worked for UNAIDS, UNICEF and the European Commission. Trained as an MD she holds a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Nancy (France) and a Masters of Public Health as well as a Ph.D in Health Economics from Johns Hopkins University (USA).

Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

Professor of International Economics, University of Oslo and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ulltveit-Moe holds a PhD in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Previously she worked as Research Director of the Centre for International Economics and Shipping at NHH in Bergen. Ullveit-Moe has worked as a consultant for the European Commission and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. She has also served as member of government-appointed public commissions and as member of the Board of directors of Norwegian multinational corporations.

Dr. Gavin Yamey*

Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco

Gavin Yamey, MD, MA, MRCP, is Lead of E2Pi, the Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, based within the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Yamey previously was Deputy Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, Assistant Editor of the BMJ, and founding Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine. Awarded a Kaiser Mini-Media Fellowship in Global Health Reporting, Yamey developed a series on Sudan, Uganda and Kenya that was discussed in the UK Parliament. He has been external advisor to the World Health Organization and to TDR, the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. Dr. Yamey holds a medical degree from Oxford University and University College London.

*Commissioner on Investing in Health


Alexandra (Alix) Beith (CIH Secretary)

Senior Policy Associate
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)

Beith previously worked with Broad Branch Associates, the Center for Global Development, Management Sciences for Health and HLSP/UK and HLSP/Spain. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Research Team

Keely Bisch

Solomon Lee

Neil Rao

Porque es “muy importante” salir a votar en Illinois este 4 de Noviembre, Gerardo Torres de El Hispano Universal ©2014 Derechos Reservados

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(Chicago, Il. NHU) Los votantvoto-hispanoes de Illinois salen a contribuir su voto este Martes 4 de Noviembre, 2014. Irán a las urnas para elegir al Gobernador, a la misma vez que contestaran una considerable serie de preguntas que aparecerán en las boletas.

Podrán definir las carreras del Senador federal, así como los Congresistas federales en Washington DC, incluyendo a los Representantes y Senadores Estatales en Springfield, Illinois y para decidir a los miembros de las Juntas de los Condados, Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage, etc. 

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Interesante Estadísticas
En las elecciones de medio término los colegios electorales abren a las 6:00AM y cerrarán a las 7:00PM. Una nueva cantidad de participantes ha roto el record de votantes de Chicago y de los suburbios del Condado de Cook, quienes aprovecharon la oportunidad de contribuir su voto anticipadamente, por lo que se anticipa que los Republicanos, tengan un énfasis potencial para este Martes 4 de Noviembre, Día de Elección.

Casi 242, 000, votantes contribuyeron anticipadamente en persona en la ciudad y en los suburbios del Condado de Cook desde el 20 de Octubre, un aumento de 170, 000 votos que fueron emitidos desde la última elección gubernamental del 2010. Además de las boletas que fueron enviadas por correo en la ciudad y el condado subieron de los casi 49, 000 que hubo hace 4 años, al por lo menos que en esta ocasión subió a 66, 174 y los que aún faltan por contar.

Ojo, Nueva Dinámica En El Proceso incluye, Registrar el mismo día de la elección.

Autoridades de elección, en la mayoría de los otros condados influyentes, también han reportado incrementos en los procesos anticipados y de votantes ausentes. A la misma vez, tantos candidatos como autoridades electorales, se han estado preparando para algo que podrá crear una nueva dinámica en el proceso de empadronamiento o registro el mismo día de la elección.

Se les recuerda a las personas que no se han registrado todavía para votar y han estado viviendo en sus precintos por lo menos 30 días.
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*No olviden llevar dos formas de identificación, una de las cuales contenga su domicilio actual y se les entregara boletas que serán consideradas “provisionales,” las que posteriormente serán contadas hasta que la información de registro proveída por el nuevo elector pueda ser verificada y autentificada. Pero el proceso del empadronamiento o registro para el mismo día de la elección, no está disponible en todas las casillas de votación, lo que podría crear algo de confusión para algunos electores.

Sin embargo en los suburbios del condado de Cook, existen aproximadamente menos de dos docenas de sitios que cuentan con el proceso del mismo día de registro el día de la elección. Autoridades de elección en cada uno de los condados de Illinois, tienen información con el proceso de registro para el mismo día de la elección, que se encuentra disponible en sus páginas de la Internet.

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World’s first ‘dead heart’ transplants successful 

Jenn Gidman from Newser Staff reports, for 20 years, the heart transplant unit at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital has been working hard to figure out a way to transplant a dead heWorld first 'dead heart' transplant successfulart into a live patient. Doctors from Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital announced their work had paid off.

“They have successfully completed three transplants using hearts that had stopped beating for 20 minutes”, said to be the first such transplants in the world, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The secret to their success lies in cutting-edge technology and the preservation solution in which the non-beating hearts are immersed.

The heart is first placed in a special “heart in a box” machine that warms it up and keeps it beating for about four hours before the transplant operation. The preservation solution, which alone took 12 years to develop, minimizes damage to the organ after it has stopped beating and helps ensure it both survives the surgery and functions in the recipient’s body, Sky News reports.

OCS™ HEART: Portable Perfusion and Monitoring

TransMedics developed the OCS™ HEART system to overcome these challenges. This portable, warm perfusion and monitoring system is designed to

  • Increase transplantation volume
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce cost of patient care

The OCS™ HEART is commercially available in Europe and Australia and is in clinical use in leading centers. The system is not available for commercial use in the U.S.  It is under clinical investigation in the U.S. and Europe.



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Ida Keeling says “ÁmateAhora|Love Yourself” After Setting World Record Race at 99.

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Ida turns 100 on May 15, Derrick Lane BDO Contributing Writer, asked about her thoughts on longevity.

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

ÁmateAhora | Love Yourself! we agree Ida. Well said.

IDA KEELING 99yrs world record race

She started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief over losing her two sons from drug-related homicides. And now she is the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed an internationally certified race. 2015 she hopes to set a new record in the 100 and older age group, Love You Ida!

Even though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, she took first place in the record books. The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York finished the 100-meter race Tuesday with a time of 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed the event in an internationally certified race, according to her daughter, Shelley Keeling.

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Meztisoy Organic Pilsen Market Honors ÁMATE by naming Meztisoy’s Fav ELIXER, ÁMATEAHORA!

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We are uber happy to continue collaborating with Meztisoy and so honored we were named after one of their fav ELIXERS, ÁMATEAHORA! Visit 1757 W. 18Th Street. AmateAhora Sonia and Jennifer

Jennifer Guevara Radio Host for Radio Vive 750PM, Committee Coordinator for Ms. Señorita Fiesta del Sol 2014 and I agree with Meztisoy, let’s provide access to healthy options at affordable prices. Bueno, Bonito, Barato! We are thrilled that Meztisoy is local, providing access to fresh juice, educating the community of its benefits, and offering it as a beverage of choice. ÁMATEAHORA! Is a 12oz bunny elixer, gets your veggies in and gives you an opportunity to say hi to Sonia! Its a WIN-WIN.

Elk Grove High School powered up with Meztisoy. Wonder which school is next? Could be you! Elk Grove High School at MeztiSoy


Hey check out the video clip Telemundo Chicago did at Meztisoy on Juicing/Conoce Las Realidades De La Jugoterapia.

fructose-makes-your-brain-dull We get that our culture is driven by sugary soda and red meat. Hence we are committed to take a stand by sharing our testimony on the benefits of being healthy and investing in Your Health! She wants to share options like ground soy, tofu, vegetables and Bok Choy to use in family recipes for tacos, soups and enchiladas. Sonia adds “We want to make sure our community knows that meat is not the only food that is nutritional, and present vegan dishes with a Mexican twist.”

Sonia Yanez Co-Owner at Meztisoy shares with us her mission and vision. “Meztisoy is a community grocery store where you are in connection with your roots, and is a place where we can show alternative options, for healthy living.” View the video Pilsen Portal prepared for you on Meztisoy.
About Meztisoy

The Yañez family redesigned the interior layout to mimic a market that you would see in various Latino countries. It’s a one-stop-shop where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat, poultry, fish, cheeses and Mexican-style soy creations from the deli, an affordable meal at the café with a vegan-focused menu, also experience the opportunity to try fresh juice and elixers. Not only does Meztisoy offer the organic products, but the store also has a built-in juice bar. Such a gift to have Meztisoy in Pilsen! Juice Menu

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Ámate Ahora says Que Viva El Amor! for our very own Dr. Estella Hernandez MD & Carlos Martinez MBA from NutriMedicos

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“Cuando por fin se encuentran dos almas,
Que durante tanto tiempo se han buscado
una a otra entre el gentío,
Cuando advierten que son parejas,
Que se comprenden y corresponden,
En una palabra, que son semejantes,
surge entonces para siempre una unión vehemente y pura como ellas mismas,
una unión que comienza en la tierra y perdura en el cielo.
Esa unión es amor…” Victor Hugo

Ámate Ahora wishes you and your beautiful family a lifetime of love, health, vitality and adventure!

Thank you NutriMedicos

It has been our distinct pleasure over the years to collaborate and discover the many ways we can impact communities in both the prevention and intervention for healthy living! The ÁmateAhora Network and Movement we have created stands as one voice committed to mobilizing communities for healthy living one day at a time. We send you a heartfelt thank you and “fuerte abrazo” thanks for being a powerhouse couple and our home. You make a difference, “Si Se Puede!”


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4-26 Chicago Dia de los Niños Parade & Party

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Making the World A Better Place Begins with the Young…

Proclaiming April 30th, as Dia Del Niño (Children’s Day).

Celebrating their 15th year attended annually by more than 5000 children and their families, striving to raising awareness of the importance of education for children.

With Alderman Solis, Governor Quinn, Commissioner Garcia, Luz Maria Solis Chair Chicago Dia De Los Niños Parade, #18 Chicago Fire Department & #6-4-16 High Rise Unit, Blanca Vargas LULAC, Enrique Rodriguez Univision Chicago and many many more.

Yummy food from many including MeztiSoy! Thanks to Sonia Yanez and Victor Perez.














Wind chill in Chicago is -44 below and it’s colder here than Siberia?

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CPS CLOSED                                                                       The wind chill in Chicago is -44 below and it’s colder here than Siberia? And finally all 4 of my tires were nearly flat from a few hours out. Remember’s that crazy “79” Blizzard? reports Mr. Dana Butler- Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School.

reports Mr. Dana Butler Principal- Irma C. Ruiz


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“Haven’t had this combo in 30+ years!” CPS Closed Monday 1-6-2014 reports Mr. Dana Butler Principal of Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School

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Chicago Public Schools Honored at White House Reception For Participation in First Lady’s Wellness Campaign
-10 degree high for Monday January 6th 2014. A -40 below
wind chill, plus 12 inches of snow. With wind gusts of up
to 35 miles an hour, temperatures could feel
like negative 40 or 50 degrees on Monday.
reports Mr. Dana Butler Principal of Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School

Making History January 6, 1918!

On January 6, 1918 a major winter storm dumped a record 14.4 inches of snow. Now what would we do now? If history would repeat itself. Send comments.
Ruiz Awarded USDA HealthierUS School Gold Level 
May 2011- May 2015
For its leadership role in implementing a healthy nutritious school environment. They are a Go For The Gold Award School. Support Irma C. Ruiz in their Ruiz Kitchen Community Garden. http://www.ruizelementaryschool.orgIrma C. Ruiz Elementary School a Chicago Public School Honored at White House Reception For Participation in First Lady’s Wellness Campaign. Irma C. Ruiz Elementary was one of fourteen Chicago Public Schools (CPS) schools honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the White House for their commitment to health and wellness amongst their students. They joined schools from across the nation for their participation in the HealthierUS School Challenge, one component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign that aims to raise awareness around issues such as physical activity and nutrition.