A Great Evening at Health & Medicine Awards

Updated: Sep 6, 2018

More than 300 doctors, policy advocates and others in the audience at the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group honored Executive Director Marge Nykaza and Harmony, Hope & Healing with a Health Award for our work to help people recovery Friday, Oct. 13.

“The best way that I can thank all of you is through music,” Nykaza said and led the audience in a round of our signature song, Bambelela, Never Give Up.’

"We end each class with Bambelela," she explained in introducing the song and leading the group (with some help from board member Angela Hicks and program staff Tina Villapando and Sophie Wingland).

"It’s our way of saying, 'hang in there, hold on don’t give up, we’re all in this together.' Isn’t that what we are for one another? To encourage one another to live healthy lives and to empower health within our society?"

The singing lit the room up on social media:

And many other comments. 

It was a delightful evening and we were honored to be a part of it.

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