Orchid Founder Awarded OBE

Health Partners International congratulates Julia Lalla-Maharajh on her award of Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her inspirational work to end to female genital cutting.

HPI has had the honour of working with Julia on the Medicine Transparency Alliance, the Mining Health Initiative and HPI’s own communications strategy.  Impressed by her work and her vision for the Orchid Project, we were delighted to serve as a modest enabler in Julia’s founding of Orchid.  We have been pleased to see how Orchid has grown from something of a great notion to an organisation with global reach, continuing to punch way above its own weight.

We look forward to Julia and Orchid moving from success to success.