PRESS RELEASE: DC’s Most Innovative Global Health Event Is Back: The Future of Global Health 2016

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WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Health Council (GHC) and the Public Health Institute’s Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) will co-host The Future of Global Health 2016 (TFGH16) unconference on April 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Hamilton Live inWashington, DC. The event provides an exciting venue to foster connections and increase knowledge through conversations among new and established members of the global health community. Last year’s TFGH15 drew more than 300 attendees.

General admission to the event is $35 per person. GHC members receive a reduced rate of $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased at tfgh16.eventbrite.com.

Organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to contact GHC for all inquiries.

GHC President and Executive Director, Dr. Christine Sow, notes that, “We are excited to host the third annual TFGH event again this year. We think of it as an ‘unconference’ since it provides a venue for critical reflection at the same time as dynamic networking and exchange. It has proven appeal to four generations of global health professionals – everyone finds their fit and comes away energized by the experience!”

Dr. Sharon Rudy, Program Director of GHFP-II, observes that “Being a successful global health professional means not only keeping up-to-date with technical health content but also knowing how you fit into the complex interpersonal systems that exist to get things done. This event is a specially designed opportunity to strengthen your professional social network and connect with people at all levels of the global health industry. It’s all about relationships to invest in your network!”

TFGH16 will provide a unique opportunity for diverse young professionals to engage with a broad range of global health stakeholders. This event highlights GHC and GHFP-II’s commitment to serving a higher public purpose by building and nurturing the next diverse generation of global health professionals. These professionals will bolster the creativity, resiliency, and adaptability of the global health workforce with increased cultural competency to better respond to complex challenges. Esteemed practitioners from a breadth of sectors – private, non-profit, government, academic and donor – will lead small, interactive discussion “hubs” around a variety of topics including cross-sector partnerships, global health security, gender and inclusion, and many more.

Attendees can also participate in one-on-one discussions with experienced mentors from organizations such as IntraHealth, Project HOPE, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, and the Livestrong Foundation. These 10-minute mentoring sessions provide emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to network and confer with seasoned professionals. Introduced last year, this was one of the event’s most popular components.

TFGH16 Photo Contest – A Chance to win TWO free airline tickets!
Back by popular demand, GHFP-II will host a Social Media Photo Contest. The top photo entry will win two roundtrip airline tickets anywhere in the continental United States. To enter, you must attend TFGH16 and share a photo on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @GHFPII. Also, you must include the hashtag #TFGH16 and provide a short caption about your contribution to the Next Generation of Global Health Professionals. You can submit as many entries as you like, but note that photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption content, and image quality.


About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.

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About the Global Health Fellows Program II
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, led by the Public Health Institute (PHI), helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency’s current and future health programs. At different stages of their careers, this cadre of global health talent is motivated, technically excellent, well-supported, representative of the diversity of the American people and committed to contributing to USAID’s success in key global health priority areas. Learn more at www.ghfp.net.

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Media Contacts
Ann Canela, Vice President
Global Impact
(703) 717-5224
ann.canela@charity.org

Angelina Gordon, Director, Communications, Outreach and Diversity
Global Health Fellows Program II
(202) 808-3800
agordon@ghfp.net

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