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At its core, humanitarian work is about people connecting, through day-to-day interactions that transform our world. Enjoy and learn from these stories, and add your own voice to the chorus.

Congratulations to the Newest Hilton Prize Laureate!
Please join the Hilton Prize Coalition in congratulating the newest winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, METAdrasi – Action for Migration & Development. READ MORE
Welcome Cohort Four! Amref Health Africa, Malat Habtewold
This summer the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Malat Habtewold is one such Fellow joining Coalition member Amref Health Africa. Read on to meet Malat and learn how she will plug into Amref Health Africa. READ MORE
Researching the Impact of Fountain House’s Model: HPC Fellow Jennifer Yoon
Jennifer Yoon is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Fountain House. At Fountain House, Jennifer conducts research to better understand the many diverse impacts that clubhouse membership has on its members. Learn about her placement as a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow. READ MORE
Welcome Cohort Four! HelpAge USA Fellow, Mary Dimitrov
This summer the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows! Mary Dimitrov is one such Fellow joining Coalition member HelpAge USA. Read on to learn how Mary will grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of her fellowship. READ MORE
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: IRCT Fellows Make a Difference
June 26th is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. To commemorate this day, the Hilton Prize Coalition recognizes all that the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) has done to eliminate torture and offer health-based rehabilitation services to support torture victims in recovery. READ MORE
Leading Thoughts: Laurie Adams, Women for Women International
This summer, the Hilton Prize Coalition is resurfacing the Leading Thoughts series. Laurie Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International, describes her team's approach in difficult situations. READ MORE
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: HelpAge Fellows Make a Difference
To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Hilton Prize Coalition recognizes all that HelpAge has done to advocate for older persons. To further HelpAge’s mission, the Hilton Prize Coalition has provided resources to staff five Fellows placements at HelpAge USA. READ MORE
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: SOS Fellows Make a Difference
June 4th is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. To commemorate this day, the Hilton Prize Coalition recognizes all that SOS Children’s Villages has done to care for children who have lost, or are at risk of losing, parental care READ MORE
Fellows Program Featured in Devex
Devex featured a round up of nine global development fellowship programs, including the Hilton Prize Coalition Fellowship Program! Check out how the Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows program invests in the next generation of humanitarian leaders. READ MORE
Mental Health Awareness Month: Clubhouse International Fellows Make a Difference
To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Hilton Prize Coalition is celebrating Clubhouse International and the Fellows who made an impact at Clubhouse International and beyond. READ MORE
How to Get the Most Out of A Fellowship Experience
The Hilton Prize Coalition offers a high level of professional support and engagement for each Fellow throughout their placements across the globe. Here are three ways that Fellows can make the most of this professional support during their time as a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow. READ MORE
Addressing Burnout among Humanitarian Workers: Investing in Staff on the Ground and in the Office
In April 2019, leaders of the Hilton Prize Coalition Wellbeing Project held a webinar for Hilton Prize Coalition members to discuss the project's report. Top-level findings revealed that while burnout is felt across Coalition member organizations, it takes on different forms and affects distinct groups differently. READ MORE
A Mutual Learning Approach to Fellowships
Andrea Varrella, a legal officer at ECPAT reflects on her time as a supervisor for several HPC Fellows throughout her career. She describes it as a mutually beneficial experience for both the organization and the Fellow. READ MORE
Leading Thoughts: Shaun O’Leary and Heather Richardson, St Christopher’s Hospice
Shaun O’Leary and Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executives of St Christopher’s Hospice describe one of the gifts of the hospice movement: recognizing that you must attend as much to the family as you must to the person who’s dying. READ MORE
Leading Thoughts: Chris Jochnick, Landesa
Chris Jochnick is President & CEO of Landesa, a Hilton Prize Coalition laureate that partners with governments and local organizations to secure legal land rights for the world's poorest families. Chris describes appreciating land in a holistic way because land rights go beyond property grabs and conflicts. READ MORE
Fighting Lymphatic Filariasis: HPC Fellow Lynette Suiaunoa-Scanlan
Lynette Suiaunoa-Scanlan is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with The Task Force for Global Health. In her blog, Lynette reflects on her time at The Task Force working on a community-based post Lymphatic Filariasis mass drug administration Coverage Survey in American Samoa. READ MORE
Taking a Stand to End Human Trafficking: HPC Fellow Alma Vazquez
Alma Vazquez is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Covenant House. In her blog, Alma reflects on the impact of advocacy work and key red flags of human trafficking so that incidents can be prevented. READ MORE
Compassionate Care: HPC Fellow Maria Colimão
Maria Colimão is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with St Christopher’s Hospice. In her blog, Maria reflects on her time at St Christopher’s Hospice working in the Compassionate Neighbours program on outreach, home visits, and trainings for the community on compassionate care. upon her time at St Christopher’s Hospice. READ MORE
Creating a Successful Fellowship Program
Jack Yatsko, COO of Clubhouse International, talks about his experience building a successful fellowship program in partnership with the Hilton Prize Coalition. Clubhouse International ensured they had the right goals and objectives for the fellowship in place for the Fellow to assist in opening the first Clubhouse in Mongolia. READ MORE
Battling Neglected Tropical Diseases through Research: HPC Fellow, The Task Force for Global Health
Henry Emisiko is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with The Task Force for Global Health. At The Task Force for Global Health, Henry researched River Blindness, a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). As part of the team, he oversaw sample management, specimen handling, data management, and routine laboratory management. In his blog, Henry reflects upon […]
Update on the Hilton Prize Coalition Humanitarian Wellbeing Project
In the spring of 2018, The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International were awarded a Collaborative Models grant from the Hilton Prize Coalition for their Humanitarian Wellbeing Project. This project recognized that the stresses inherent in humanitarian work can negatively impact employee wellbeing, and in turn, the effectiveness of humanitarian organizations. READ MORE
Collaborative Models: Training Surgeons in Rwanda
Together, Operation Smile and Partners in Health were able to build surgical capacity by providing training for general and plastic surgery residents. In conjunction with the University of Rwanda, the organizations formalized a 3-week surgical rotation template and began putting curriculum in place for surgical teams to address the lack of plastic surgeons in Rwanda. […]
HPC Fellow: Jose Miguel Guzman, IRCT
Jose Miguel Guzman is the Executive Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights (CINTRAS), based in Santiago, Chile. He is also a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow with IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims). In his blog, Jose overviews the history of torture in Chile and its current status, and shares how he […]
HPC Fellow: Jenny Elibeth Gómez Medina, Casa Alianza Honduras (Covenant House)
Jenny Elibeth Gómez Medina is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Casa Alianza Honduras. In her blog, Jenny reflects on the model for comprehensive care for street children, which she learned first-hand through her time working at Casa Alianza. READ MORE
HPC Fellow: Sunethra Sathyanarayanan, ECPAT International
Sunethra Sathyanarayanan is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with ECPAT International. At ECPAT International, Sunethra worked alongside the Research and Policy Team on several projects. In her blog, she reflects on her most significant projects, including Country Overview Reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iraq. READ MORE
HPC Fellow: Daniela Muenzel, ECPAT International
Daniela Muenzel is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with ECPAT International. At ECPAT International, Daniela worked alongside the communications team on their social media channels, particularly on their World Tourism Day campaign. In her blog, she reflects on social media's potential to influence positive change. READ MORE
HPC Fellow: Adrien Gaussen, Aravind Eye Care System
Adrien Gaussen is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Aravind Eye Care System. At Aravind Eye Care System, Adrien worked alongside individuals at their internal consulting and training division to set up the infrastructure necessary for optimizing patient educative materials. In his blog, Adrien reflects on Aravind’s operational efficiency and patient education model.  READ […]
HPC Fellow: Ryan Pilkington, Operation Smile
Ryan Pilkington is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Operation Smile. In his blog, Ryan reflects on his time working for the Office of the President at the organization and coordinating logistics for Operation Smile’s 27th annual International Student Leadership Conference. READ MORE
HPC Fellow: Alexandra Barber, SOS Children’s Villages – USA
Alexandra Barber is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with SOS Children’s Villages – USA (SOS) as a Marketing and Fundraising Fellow. At SOS, Alexandra was able to live out her passion for bettering the lives of others around the world and ensuring bright futures for children. READ MORE
HPC Fellow: Thuva Kandasamy, IRCT
Thuva Kandasamy is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with IRCT. At IRCT, Thuva worked on the GATE project team, which aims to fight torture by using data. In her blog, she reflects on her role in the project providing rehabilitation services to victims, conducting research, and supporting local and international advocacy efforts. READ MORE
Amref Health Africa for World Water Day
Amref Health Africa is one Hilton Prize Coalition member who understands the importance of access to clean water within its strategic pillars. For World Water Day, Amref shared the story of Bandacho Primary in Kenya. READ MORE
Refuge: HelpAge - What it’s like to be an Older Syrian Refugee
In What it’s like to be an Older Syrian Refugee, Kate Bunting, the CEO of HelpAge USA explores the unmet health care needs of older people in local communities and how HelpAge fills this gap. READ MORE
Refuge: HelpAge Film StoryWall
HPC collaborated with HelpAge International to amplify the stories of humanitarian response from the Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Second film of the Refuge Series. WATCH THE VIDEO
Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow: Clubhouse
Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow Oyut Bayaraa holding the Mongolian flag with colleagues during a Clubhouse training at Gateway in Greenville, South Carolina. At Gateway, Oyut completed an intensive New Clubhouse Development training and developed an action plan designed to start a Clubhouse in Mongolia.
2018 Laureate Announcement
Please join the Hilton Prize Coalition in congratulating the newest winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities)! Based in Nairobi, Kenya, SHOFCO is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums.
Austen visits Clubhouse
Hilton Prize Coalition’s Fellows Program Manager, Austen Brower, met with Jama Moffett, Director at the Petoskey Club, a branch of Clubhouse International. Clubhouses offer people living with mental illness a caring and safe environment so they can fully participate as valued and respected members of society.
Fellowship Clip: Tsega Tseffera, SOS
Tsega Negussie Teffera, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, SOS Childrens Villages "From Studies to Practice: Immersion" WATCH THE VIDEO
St Christopher's blog
To mark their 50th anniversary, St Christopher’s is building a new, world-class education center. This Learning Hub will support their vision in which all dying people have access to the care and support they need—when and wherever they need it. READ MORE
ECPAT
ECPAT International’s Network Development Intern, Mairi Calder, explains the meaning of “trafficking of children for sexual purposes” and highlights the critical nature of ECPAT’s advocacy. WATCH THE VIDEO
Spotlight: IRCT
Through workshops in Uganda and South Africa, IRCT enables members to better guide their states and measure the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs. READ MORE
Refuge: HI
In Lebanon, Humanity & Inclusion's mobile teams of physiotherapists and social workers care for the injured and disabled refugees  who would otherwise have no access to treatment. WATCH THE VIDEO
BRAC Fellow blog
Tahera was pregnant when government forces in Myanmar targeted her community, killing families and burning down homes. She ran for two weeks before finally arriving in Cox’s Bazar where she gave birth to a healthy baby boy at a BRAC delivery center. READ MORE
Amref winning Princess of Asturias Award
Congratulations Amref for winning the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation! READ THE ARTICLE
PIH featured in the Economist
Partner In Health was featured as The Economist calls for universal care. LEARN MORE
Trauma Informed Care Curriculum
Casa Alianza and IRCT announce the release of the Trauma Informed Care Curriculum, a comprehensive set of materials to help children affected by multiple forms of trauma in Latin American countries. ACCESS DOWNLOADS
Mobilising strength and knowledge
In this video from BRAC, Jamalida Bibi, one of our 800 Rohingya community mobilisation volunteers, goes door-to-door six days a week to deliver life-saving messages. WATCH THE VIDEO
Leading with Dignity in The Gambia
Tostan International helps women become leaders in their communities by educating them on their rights. WATCH THE VIDEO
5 inventions made by refugees
International Rescue Committee created a short video showcasing 5 inventions made by refugees. WATCH THE VIDEO
PATH’s Steve Davis Speak At TEDx
Watch PATH’s CEO and president Steve Davis speak about the future of global health at TEDxSeattle. WATCH THE VIDEO
Fellowship Clip: Tsega Tseffera Pt. 3: Outcomes
Tsega Negussie Teffera, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, SOS Childrens Villages "From Studies to Practice: Outcomes" WATCH THE VIDEO

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