18:56 | Washington D.C. (U.S.), Oct. 3.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recognized the transformational work of INMED Partnerships for Children in Peru as part of its 30th anniversary.
A powerhouse crowd of philanthropists, humanitarians and diplomatic dignitaries feted INMED Partnerships for Children
at its anniversary gala and benefit art auction.
Hosted by Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja and wife Consuelo at their official residence in Washington D.C., the event celebrated the transformational work of INMED in more than 100 countries, with a special focus on its current work in Latin America.
During the event, Mr. Kuczynski sent a personal message to recognize INMED and partner Johnson & Johnson.
He recognized their role in helping his government mobilize a national effort to help Peru become the first endemic country in 70 years to eliminate parasitic intestinal worms as a public health problem in children.
"The President of the Republic of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is a great friend of INMED and the people who work tirelessly to ensure that this organization continues to carry out their great social work in Latin-American and the Caribbeanl," said Ambassador Pareja.
In his message, President Kuczynski also recognized his long-time friend and former World Bank colleague Eugene (Gene) Rotberg, who was honored at INMED's event with a special award in his name.
Peru is an important focal point for INMED's labor with children and families over the years.
INMED mobilized national and international action in support of Peru's integrated health plan and specifically, the mass treatment and prevention of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), also known as intestinal parasitic worms.
The mission of INMED Partnerships for Children is to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.