Reaching new heights at the Health and Human Rights Awards 2019

October 25th, 2019    News

The 2019 Health & Human Rights Awards were a truly incredible celebration! Throughout the evening, the room was filled with celebratory and inspiring energy. We extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the event’s amazing success.

Together, we raised nearly $250,000 that will go directly towards HealthRight’s life-saving work for marginalized communities around the world.


Our event emcee Scarlet Fu started the evening with a warm welcome and meaningful tribute to Peter Alderman and the trailblazing work of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation that lives on today within HealthRight.

The 2019 Corporate Partner Award was presented to Accenture for their pro-bono work that enabled HealthRight to communicate effectively about our work which has been essential to our organizational success. It was a real treat to present the award to my friend and HealthRight Director Amy Fuller, who serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Accenture.

Public Health legend and former CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding accepted the 2019 Leadership Award on behalf of Merck for Merck for Mothers. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to recognize Dr. Gerberding and Merck for their work ending preventable maternal mortality.

We ended the evening hearing from Dr. Deo Niyizonkiza, the founder of Village Health Works – our 2019 Community Partner Award recipient. Deo filled the room with awe as he shared his remarkable journey through life and how he came to be the founder of an organization that is currently building a 150-bed teaching hospital and a Women’s Health Center that will provide high-quality health care to a community of more than 200,000 in Kigutu, Burundi.

Again, a very special thank you to everyone who attended the event, to our sponsors, our honorees, host committee and board members. Without you, none of this would have been possible.

If you were not able to attend or have not yet had a chance to make a contribution in honor of the 2019 Health & Human Rights Awards, I invite you to do so now here.

Take a look the photos from the event: