GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL AND GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWS PROGRAM II ANNOUNCE THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL HEALTH 2017 (#TFGH17)

Changing Face of Global Health the Central Issue at Washington, DC’s Most Innovative Unconference

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Health Council (GHC) and the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II announced today that registration is open for the much-anticipated The Future of Global Health 2017 (#TFGH17) unconference. In a time of transition and increased uncertainty for global health funding and programs, this annual event underscores GHC and GHFP-II’s commitment to equipping the next generation of global health professionals with the knowledge and networks necessary to navigate the shifting field. This year, the event will feature information on grassroots involvement in global health issues and engage attendees in how to make their voices heard in 2017.

WHAT:
#TFGH17 provides attendees with a chance to connect with experienced global health practitioners through one-on-one mentoring sessions and discussion groups. Industry veterans will lead intimate, focused conversation hubs on topics ranging from Just locker room banter? The gender-equality path to health to Leadership change: What lies ahead with a new U.S. president, UN Secretary General, and WHO Director General?  Dedicated 10-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions provide emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to network and confer with seasoned professionals. Last year’s event drew more than 300 attendees.

WHERE:
The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 787-1000

WHEN: 
March 1, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

HOW:
General admission tickets are available for $35 per person at TFGH17.eventbrite.com, and GHC members and GHFP-II fellows receive a special rate of $25 per person. Organizations interested in partnership and visibility opportunities are invited to contact GHC with inquiries.

OTHER:
GHFP-II will host a #TFGH17 Social Media Photo Contest and a selected photo entry winner (1) will receive two roundtrip Delta airline tickets to any destination in the continental U.S.

To enter, you must attend #TFGH17, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram, tag @GHFPII, and use the #TFGH17 hashtag. Also, the submission should include a short caption about your contribution to the “Next Generation of Global Health Professionals.” You can submit as many entries as you like, but photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption, and image quality. All entries must be publicly searchable to qualify and be posted by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2017.


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 Wheatley, Vice President
Global Impact – Secretariat for the Global Health Council
(703) 717-5224
ann.wheatley@charity.org

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