Humanitarian Award for our Advisers!


We are excited that four of our most dedicated advisers were the recipients of the 2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award.

The Champaign-Urbana International Awards were originally created in 2003 to honor individuals/organizations whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship and development; recognize the richness of Champaign County’s international contributions, concerns and commitments in a variety of arenas, including agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, and trade and business; and educate the public about the connections that exist between our local and global community.

Dr. Malcolm Hill, Dr. Melinda Dabrowski, Dr. Ty Melvin, and Dr. Jane Striegel of Carle Hospital in Illinois have tirelessly volunteered their services to our programs since 2007. Each of these dedicated physicians have made major contributions of time, talent, and resources to both help the indigenous people of Guatemala and to make sure that our important work continues. In addition to traveling frequently to Guatemala to treat our  pediatric and women patients they have spent countless hours advising us on medical ethics and medical program delivery and quality improvement.

We are deeply grateful to these doctors for their dedication to our patients and are thrilled that they have been recognized for all of their work!