Five health care leaders who have made significant advances in improving access to care across the globe will be honored at the Health eVillages 5th Anniversary Celebration on February 23, 2016, at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City. The 2016 Heal-the-Villages Award winners have each exhibited the spirit of Health eVillages through the leadership of significant healthcare initiatives. Three of the honorees are Lwala heros:
- Wycliffe Omwanda has been named the Frontline Healthcare Hero for his work as a healthcare provider in Lwala, Kenya. Wycliffe serves his community through Health eVillages’ partner organization – the Lwala Community Alliance – and is advancing the health of his patients and the whole community by using the Health eVillages model of empowering clinicians through mobile healthcare technology and training.
- James Nardella will be honored with the Community Champion award for exemplifying the Health eVillages mission by increasing access to healthcare for the underserved, and leading the effort to change the health and heart of a needy community in rural Kenya. James recently led the Lwala Community Alliance, a partner of Health eVillages, and is now at The Skoll Foundation, where he serves as a Principal on the Skoll Awards and Community team.
- Jena Lee Nardella will receive the Community Champion award for her work in global healthcare. Jena is the co-founder of Blood:Water, a nonprofit focused on overcoming the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa and long-time Lwala partner. Through Jena’s leadership at Blood:Water, the organization has provided safe water for more than one million people in Africa, giving hope and health to whole communities and saving lives.
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