ONE to Receive Charles E. Horton Humanitarian Award for Global Health

ONE is proud to be partners in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease with Physicians for Peace (PFP), an organization that has educated health care providers throughout the developing world for two decades. Now in its 20th anniversary year, PFP will honor ONE as the recipient of the third annual Charles E. Horton Humanitarian Award for Global Health.

This award is bestowed in honor of the late Physicians for Peace founder, Charles E. Horton, M.D. Horton, an internationally recognized humanitarian, founded Physicians for Peace in 1989. Through Horton’s leadership, the organization has touched the lives of thousands of patients and doctors in more than 50 countries around the world. Past recipients include Senator Bill Frist, former co-chair of ONE Vote ’08, and Professor Jeffery Sachs.

ONE’s U.S. Executive Director Sheila Nix said, “ONE is deeply honored to receive the Charles E. Horton Humanitarian Award for Global Health, an award whose namesake continues to inspire action and hope in the fight against global poverty and disease. Today, effective advocacy is more important than ever in supporting results-driven efforts that fight poverty, combat preventable disease, put children in school and create economic opportunity for the world’s poor. As exemplified by organizations like Physicians for Peace, huge advances against disease and poverty are being made every day thanks to smart programs and strong local leadership in developing countries. We are humbled to join the ranks of former award recipients Senator Bill Frist and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, and we thank Physicians for Peace for this honor.”

The award will be presented during Physicians for Peace’s Celebrate the Nations Gala Reception on October 3, 2009 in Virginia Beach, Va. Stay tuned for more information about the Gala and our ongoing partnership with PFP!

-Lauren Conn