GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 01/15/2018

Georgia Global Health Alliance Secures Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation 
On December 18, GHC partner Georgia Global Health Alliance (GGHA) was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support new programming that develops global health as an economic sector within the state. GGHA recently launched a host of initiatives including a “Global to Local” program that is focused on utilizing lessons from the global health front to help address local public health issues. They are also currently working with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and other partners to understand the economic impact of the global health sector in the state. View the GGHA post.

Applications Now Open for University of Global Health Equity’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of GHC member Partners in Health, is a new university based in Rwanda that is focused on building the next generation of global health professionals through the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program. UGHE’s MGHD program provides one-of-a-kind learning experiences fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership. Applications are now open for the full-time, one-year MGHD program. For more information, visit UGHE’s website. Deadline to apply is February 12.

PATH Promotes “Advocacy for Impact” Series Highlighting Global Advocates
In December, GHC member PATH celebrated the end of another successful year by promoting its “Advocacy for Impact” series, highlighting the works of dedicated advocates across the world, who helped improve health and well-being in the countries where they live and work. The series also includes detailed profiles of several advocates and their inspiration to work in the field and create change. You can find more profiles on Twitter using the hashtag #Advocacy4Impact.


1) December 20, 2017: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) discussed the need for continued U.S. leadership in global health security with PATH’s Carolyn Reynolds via the “Take As Directed” podcast series.
2) December 23, 2017: WHO welcomed the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore as the seventh Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Fore began her new role on January 1. View the WHO statement.
3) January 8: Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, articulated the private sector’s role in improving global health at J.P. Morgan’s 36th Annual Healthcare Conference. View his remarks.
4) January 11: WHO and the United Nations (UN) Environment agreed upon a new collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks. Explore the different ways that you can take action as an individual.