Model & Strategy

Global Health Corps improves the quality of healthcare services for the poor and mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity. In particular, they address the unjust and unsustainable disparity in health outcomes and healthcare access that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor.

Global Health Corps connects outstanding young leaders from the US and developing countries in high-impact, skills-based yearlong fellowships at organizations working for global health equity. Through this work, GHC trains, supports, mentors and connects fellows to create a broad-based network of new inspired leaders in global health.

At a Glance
Founded: 2009
Health
Location of work: International, Africa
Global Health Corps
1 Penn Plaza
Suite 6271
New York, NY 10119
Building the movement for health equity
Meet Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps President, worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa and interned for UNICEF in Botswana before working for two years in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She has traveled extensively with the UN World Food Programme, focusing on the importance of nutrition in ARV treatment. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is on the Board of Directors for Covenant House International. She is a regular contributor to the UK magazine POP. Barbara Bush graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.

IMPACT

GHC has trained nearly 1,000 young leaders since 2009, representing 40 nationalities and a multitude of backgrounds, from economists and designers to researchers and software engineers.

Following the fellowship, 95% of GHC alums continue to work on global health and social justice issues. 40% receive offers at their placements, and 88% of African fellows continue to work in Africa following the fellowship.

  • “If we’re not here, these people don’t have time. They’ll die along with this hospital.” @washingtonpost on the aft… https://t.co/ectEnjspi1
  • “Researchers have long understood that local economic, cultural and political conditions… can determine who is vuln… https://t.co/LThU9DKOBn
  • “Health care is becoming less focused on the intrinsic goal of healing and more on external forces that impede it.”… https://t.co/WwpHE8oGCX
  • The @deBeaumontFndtn announced their 40 Under 40 in Public Health. Check out the 24 women and 16 men named as inspi… https://t.co/OSBRIIULFU
  • “The Institute for Fiscal Studies warns of ‘deaths of despair’, with a rise in early deaths from drug and alcohol a… https://t.co/qJd3QW3GVO
  • “Child poverty, domestic violence and #mentalhealth will be the priorities in New Zealand’s ‘wellbeing budget’...wi… https://t.co/GpIQFOmA44
  • RT @Arush_Lal: The exclusion of young people at all levels of health and social systems delays progress at best and costs lives at worst.…
  • RT @jocalynclark: We continue to have a fantastic response to our #LancetWomen theme issue. In today's issue we publish 3 new letters, the…
  • Violence is having a major impact on health services. New @SafeguardingHC report shows nearly 1000 attacks against… https://t.co/xYaXFALs91
  • “There was a lot of fear, but that has got better since the community-based approach took off.” Khalida Nasareen di… https://t.co/pzyIEwZiBo
  • RT @Arush_Lal: Special thanks to my incredible co-authors who made this timely commentary in @LancetGH possible. @barbarabulc @drrramchand…
  • “With an end goal of improving patient outcomes, the evidence around sensing technology points to an innovative way… https://t.co/tJaH47sHjH
  • “The #globalhealth benefits from climate policy could reach trillions of dollars annually, but will importantly dep… https://t.co/OMo0lfjFco
  • RT @JayPerman: Barbara Bush, co-founder & chair @ghcorps, talks abt a trip to Uganda w her father, Pres. Geo. W. Bush, who was then launchi…
  • RT @JayPerman: Thanks again to our Commencement speaker, Barbara Pierce Bush @ghcorps, whose powerful words about global health equity reso…
  • RT @Arush_Lal: Frustrating to repeatedly hear that youth aren't viewed as partners because "Youth have limited training" Your concerns on…
  • “Attacks on health facilities and health workers not only cause immediate damage and loss of life but also impede a… https://t.co/kbazNYVwby
  • RT @UMBaltimore: Barbara Bush says @ghcorps has placed more than 1,000 young professionals from 40+ countries into 1-year paid internships…
  • The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course includes case studies on Ethiopia, Bangladesh & Liberia, and… https://t.co/gnkiohTn6q
  • “African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three ti… https://t.co/L7dBX0yaFa