Feb 23

Barbara and Laura Bush, Global Health Corps DC Reception

The work of Global Health Corps was honored at a reception with GHC CEO and Co-Founder Barbara Bush, Thursday evening at the historic Jefferson Hotel.

GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity. GHC works to strengthen this movement by recruiting, training, and supporting future leaders, providing opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long fellowships.

The exclusive reception in D.C. included remarks by former First Lady Laura Bush, as well as Barbara Bush, co-host Ambassador Mark Dybul, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and GHC fellow Lilly Bertz.
Guests included Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ambassador Eric Goosby, Jen Kaplan, Susan McCue, Jim Jones, Ana Morse, Bob Barnett, Betsy Fischer, Ed and Shirley Henry, and Robert Higdon and David Deckelbaum.

The Exxon Mobil Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to GHC launch the ExxonMobil Fellowships in Global Health. Eight young professionals are to be chosen for skills-based, year-long fellowships grant to GHC to work on the frontlines of pressing global health issues.

HONORARY EVENT CHAIRS were The Honorable Joshua Bolten, The Honorable Stephen Hadley, Constance Milstein de La Haye St. Hilaire, and The Honorable Condoleezza Rice and a hist of Congressional biggies. The co-hosts were Dr. Mark Dybul, Anita McBride, David Vennett, Gordon Johnroe and Tammy Haddad.