This Tuesday, Hope Through Healing Hands had the honor of welcoming the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, to Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Lamothe traveled to Nashville to speak at a LiveBeyond Fundraiser and to meet notable influentials in the music, faith, and nonprofit community who care deeply about the future of Haiti.
We believe that if we can help keep moms and children healthy worldwide, we can get at the nexus of many sustainable development goals. Moms can go back to work to combat extreme poverty; girls can stay in school to finish secondary school and potentially a university degree; we can promote gender equality, improve maternal and child health, and prevent mother to child transmission of HIV, to name a few outcomes.
Last week, Senator Bill Frist, MD offered a keynote address at Florida International University. HTHH cohosted a Global Health Forum with the university in an effort to promote awareness and advocacy around maternal, newborn, and child health in South Florida.
Hope Through Healing Hands was delighted to co-host a book launch in the Coral Gables’ Books & Books store owned by Mitchell Kaplan. The store is a treasure for the community, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to celebrate the book in such magical place.
Former U.S. Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, M.D., founder of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Laurent Lamothe, former prime minister of the Republic of Haiti, will convene an event at Belmont University on April 21 to discuss progress in Haiti 5 years after the earthquake, and what improvements can still be made for healthcare in that nation.
Last night Hope Through Healing Hands had the honor of hosting Dr. Ian Crozier, an Ebola physician and survivor at an event with Siloam Family Health Center. I had the privilege of talking with Ian as he shared his experiences with the packed auditorium. His message is one that deserves a wide audience.
Hope Through Healing Hands is sponsoring a Global Health Forum at Florida International University on Thursday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Former Senate Majority Leader and Hope Through Healing Hands Founder and Chairman Senator Bill Frist, M.D. is a featured guest speaker and will be joined by panelists Jenny Eaton Dyer, Hope Through Healing Hands Executive Director, and Porter Kyle Delaney, Hope Through Healing Hands Senior Advisor.
Dr. Ian Crozier, a graduate of the infectious diseases fellowship program at Vanderbilt, was the "mystery patient" being treated for Ebola at Emory. He spent 12 days on a ventilator and was on dialysis for 24 days. Dr. Crozier comes to Vanderbilt to provide unique perspectives from a dual citizenship as Ebola clinician and Ebola survivor.
HarperCollins Christian Publisher, Zondervan Publishing, and Hope Through Healing Hands held a private reception with contributors, media, and friends on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015 at the 21Club in New York City to celebrate the launch of The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope.

Last week, on Tuesday, March 26, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Hope Through Healing Hands partnered to launch the first celebration of The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope, set to release March 31, 2015.