GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 9/11/2017

Johnson & Johnson (J&J)  Introduces New GenH Challenge
The GenH Challenge is a social venture prize competition designed to incentivize early-stage, human-centered health solutions from entrepreneurs, innovators, and individuals working on the front lines of care worldwide. With prizes up to $250,000 USD, the GenH Challenge seeks to combine the creativity of entrepreneurs with insights from the front lines of health to surface new, sustainable ideas that meet local health needs. Organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, from all over the world can apply. To be eligible to apply, teams must include someone who works on the front lines of care and the idea must have received under $250,000 USD funding or been in development for less than five years. Additionally, J&J has initiated a series of local events across the world for those wanting to learn more about the Challenge. Currently, events are being planned in Mexico City, Singapore, and Nairobi. Sign up for more information.

Call for Nominations Open for the Innovating for Impact Awards
GHC member Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is leading a new Innovating for Impact Awards initiative to celebrate the research partnerships and political champions that help transform breakthrough scientific research into lifesaving drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other health tools for devastating, unmet global health challenges. Awards will be presented in two categories. The Partnership Award will celebrate an innovative R&D partnership that brings together industry, government, nonprofits, academia, or other partners to advance a high-impact and game-changing global health technology. The Congressional Champion Award will honor two U.S. Members of Congress whose actions have strengthened political will and advanced U.S. efforts to develop technologies to fight the world’s most challenging diseases and health conditions. The deadline to submit nominations is September 20.

Have You Registered for the 2017 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference?
The Triangle Global Health Consortium invites you to attend the 2017 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference on September 28 in Raleigh to share, learn, and build relationships within North Carolina’s rich global health community. North Carolina (NC) is a leader in global health, housing more than 220 organizations, companies, and academic institutions that work in more than 185 countries to improve the health of people around the world. Global health work supports over 26,000 jobs in NC, and in 2015, the global health sector in NC contributed about $3.7 billion in gross state product. The conference sessions will highlight many areas of global health work taking place in the state and their far-reaching impact. Read Triangle Global Health’s blog to learn more about speakers and breakout sessions.


1) In June, the GCM/NCD convened the first in a three-part webinar series on Gender and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The second webinar on September 27 will examine settings approaches for preventing and treating NCDs affecting women and girls.
2) GHC member IntraHealth International announced the release of their 2016 Annual Report last month. Read the report to understand the full impact of the organization’s work upon health workers worldwide.
3) From September 18 until November 17, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering an innovative and free online course on global health research, “Measuring Health Outcomes in Field Surveys.” The course uses documentary-style footage from ongoing health research in India and Kenya along with expert interviews to explore the fundamentals of field based health research.
4) Join CUGH for two upcoming webinarsOctober 2 – How to Engage with Journalists and the Media to Communicate Your Projects and Programs to the Public – Learn how to pitch a story and translate technical information to a lay audience; and October 16 – USAID & CDC Financial Management & Compliance 2017/18 & Beyond – A must for those individuals responsible for ensuring technical and financial compliance under the new Uniform Guidance Rules.