Texas Children's Hospital honors Fundac_on Carlos Slim with International Recognition Award at the 25th International Colloquium


HOUSTON - (Mar. 9, 2015) - Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce Fundac_on Carlos Slim of Mexico as the recipient of the 2015 International Recognition Award at the 25th Texas Children's Hospital International Colloquium. For more information about Texas Children's Hospital International Colloquium, visit texaschildrens.org/colloquium.
The Texas Children's Hospital International Colloquium, now in its 25th year, is a convening body for stakeholders in global health and believed to be the longest-standing international educational forum of any freestanding pediatric hospital in the United States.
"Since 1990, Texas Children's has honored the highest echelon of leaders in pediatrics, maternal and community health," said Michael T. Walsh, Jr., Director of Texas Children's Global Health Initiative. "The award recognizes transformational contributions to patient care, education, research and outreach with a notable focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations. This year, the International Colloquium Curriculum Committee proudly selected Fundac_on Carlos Slim, the first institution to receive this honor."
The close alignment of the Fundaci_n Carlos Slim mission to that of Texas Children's establishes an ideal platform for the sharing of new ideas, expertise, and solutions targeting transformational improvements in maternal and child health in the Americas and beyond.
"Fundaci_n Carlos Slim is honored to receive this recognition from Texas Children's Hospital," said Dr. Roberto Tapia-Conyer, Chief Executive Officer of Fundac_on Carlos Slim. "Our foundation shares a common vision with Texas Children's for alleviation of poverty and health disparity through a sound focus on the right solutions."
With an extensive philanthropic profile, Fundaci_n Carlos Slim is considered to be the most significant philanthropic entity in Latin America and among the top five globally. The Fundaci_n Carlos Slim and its high impact, social programs, focused on the most vulnerable populations, has directly benefited more than 29.7 million persons and provided access to high quality medical care, equipment and technology, fostering preventative health care, promoting professional development and training and encouraging research and solutions addressing the most significant health problems facing underserved populations in Mexico and Central America.
The 2015 Texas Children's Hospital's International Colloquium will be held March 9th-11th, 2015 at the BioScience Research Collaborative.

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