Project HOPE Announces Former First Lady Laura Bush as Keynote Speaker at 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration in October
Millwood, VA (August 22, 2018) Former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush, a champion of the global effort to improve the plight of vulnerable communities, will be the keynote speaker at Project HOPE’s 60thAnniversary Gala in October, the international NGO announced today.
The Gala will honor heroes in global health, emergency response and humanitarian crises at the event at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, on October 9, 2018 and will bring together leaders in global health development, health care and other business sectors, as well as experts in health policy and humanitarian issues.
“Mrs. Bush has worked tirelessly to address disparities in health care around the world. Additionally, her work to empower women and girls through education, and promote health care innovations and other initiatives as the Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, are truly inspirational, and we are honored to have her deliver the keynote address at our Gala,” said Dr. Tom Kenyon, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Project HOPE.
An international nonprofit organization with programs in more than 25 countries, Project HOPE has touched the lives of millions for 60 years, addressing infectious and chronic diseases, maternal, neonatal and child health, health policy and health emergencies worldwide.
“We’re proud to be celebrating 60 years of partnerships for tackling some of the world’s most complex issues in global health and emergency response. A lot has changed over the years, but our dedicated staff around the globe remain laser focused on building the health workforce to enable people to reach their life’s full potential,” Dr. Kenyon added.
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs in more than 25 countries, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. Learn more at www.projecthope.org