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 750 young leaders since 2009, representing 40 nationalities and a multitude of backgrounds, from economists and designers to researchers and software engineers.

Following the fellowship, 90% of GHC alums continue to work on global health and social justice issues. Nearly 50% receive offers at their placements, and 92% of African fellows work in Africa or pursue graduate school abroad.

  • "...nearly three-quarters of New Jersey residents who live below the poverty line were within a mile of a contamina… https://t.co/bhzSSz4TrE
  • "Climate change is, and will continue to be, most severely felt by the poorest people in any population, particular… https://t.co/GJUNHsuwLb
  • RT @Af_Rika: The game is changing! It’s time for the youth in Africa to take over the destinies of their nations! https://t.co/lcvKZuhJTY #…
  • "If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you… https://t.co/ofnR89vwaQ
  • "We’re trying to bring a structural change, where female qazis, who understand issues plaguing Muslim women better… https://t.co/n5M1NcIoLw
  • RT @GlobalHlth5050: Last year, @AminaJMohammed called on the #globalhealth community to reflect and act on the findings of the inaugural #G…
  • Ever wonder how disease detectives @CDCgov conduct outbreak responses? Check out the new definitive guide to invest… https://t.co/X30Luogp4e
  • A panel of experts gave a briefing to a packed room of U.S. House of Representatives staffers in hopes of bringing… https://t.co/m7wPsOt0ED
  • The Americas deserve a more robust response to protect + strengthen the #mentalhealth of their most vulnerable popu… https://t.co/hAoIipgtKz
  • RT @paimadhu: “Health is a human right and all countries need to prioritize efficient, cost-effective primary health care as the path to ac…
  • To address the world’s multiple #globalhealth challenges, 2019 sees the start of @WHO’s new 5-year strategic plan. https://t.co/6LEM7dKne2
  • Attn. young leaders passionate about #PHC #UHC + #healthsystems: Apply now for a chance to participate in this year… https://t.co/2UGTIRnsAJ
  • RT @Arush_Lal: Ever been frustrated by how difficult it is for civil society voices to participate in high-level forums, like #HLMUHC? (S…
  • Can leaders be compassionate AND achieve profitability at the same time? Studies show that they can. What are the t… https://t.co/HuzZHIYzW4
  • "2019 must be the year the world finally gets serious about long-term investments in women and girls, and especiall… https://t.co/fwhCWLsmab
  • “The field perpetuates the stereotype that the subjects of #globalhealth work are primitive, second-class individua… https://t.co/Fw5MgPShMH
  • RT @HopkinsIHHS: Have you seen our list of #globalhealth courses on offer for our Health Systems Summer Institute in June? In addition to o…
  • RT @amplifyfund: Are you a women-led organisation attending the @WomenDeliver conference? AmplifyChange is running a new live funding round…
  • RT @RoySocMed: 🔖 Improving foundations for future #globalhealth - recommendations from #students who attended our conference last year @The…