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Pushing Boundaries in Global Health Storytelling: A Webinar with Creative Activist Lisa Russell

Organized by

July 17
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT


Yes, it’s another storytelling webinar! But this one has a different twist.

GHC is excited to host a special one-hour webinar with creative activist and filmmaker, Lisa Russell (Director: Heroines of Health), on how to push the current boundaries of storytelling, with its challenges and opportunities, into new realms. How can we elevate the stories of our best advocates – people on the frontlines of health and patients across communities worldwide – to new and diverse audiences using nontraditional actors? Moreover, how can we inspire more global health advocates and champions with our stories?

Lisa is a leading expert on responsible storytelling and has several impactful films under her belt.

– “Heroines of Health” – 3 women. 3 countries. 3 stories untold. Until now. Watch the trailer. The complete film is available to view at www.lisarussellfilms.com.

– “Mother’s Cry” is an award-winning short video featuring renowned youth poet, Savon Bartley that brings to life the issue of climate change by utilizing spoken word as its storytelling device.

About Lisa Russell, MPH

Lisa Russell is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, UN/NGO storyteller and artist-curator, 2x TEDx speaker, and workshop facilitator whose work lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development.  After starting her career as a humanitarian aid worker during the 1999 conflict in Kosovo, Lisa learned the craft of filmmaking and has since worked as a director, producer, camera and editor on short advocacy films exploring pressing global health topics.  Her most well known films include Love, Labor, Loss (on obstetric fistula in Niger), Not Yet Rain (on unsafe abortions in Ethiopia), Youth Zones (on impact of war on youth in Colombia, Liberia, Lebanon, Northern Uganda and New Orleans, USA) and #Create2030 (on engage artists in the SDGs.)  Lisa curates film and arts-related activities for leading UN/NGO agencies including Women Deliver, Global Health Corps, Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference and others.  She is the founder of I Sell the Shadow, an artist initiative forging meaningful and sustainable relationships between artists and UN/NGO agencies and StoryShifter, a new entertainment platform for the social good, powered by machine learning and data analytics.  She is on a personal mission to inspire, engage and train a new wave of responsible storytellers in global health and development.  For more information on Lisa’s work and to stay connected to future workshops, visit www.lisarussellfilms.com, and subscribe to her newsletter.


Women’s Cancer Prevention and Control in the Americas

Organized by
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) & the Latin American Union against Cancer of Women (ULACCAM)



On 6 February 2018, as part of the activities organized to mark World Cancer Day PAHO in collaboration with the Latin American Union against Cancer of Women (ULACCAM) will hold the webinar “Women´s Cancer Prevention and Control in the Americas”. The speakers will present effective strategies to prevent and control women´s cancers, including what can be done from the health systems as well as the contributions that civil society can do.



Global Church and Family Planning Webinar

Organized by

September 28
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT




  • Marg Docking, Executive Director, Wise Choices for Life
  • Susan Otchere, MSc, RN, Project Director, MOMENT Project, World Vision US
  • Sharon Tobing, Senior Technical Advisor for Health, ADRA International


Moderator:  Daniel O’Neill, MD, MA(TH), Managing Editor of the Christian Journal for Global Health




CORE, GHC, CUGH: Global Health Activities

Global Health Council, CORE Group, CUGH: Global Health Activities 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET



Lisa M. Hilmi, Executive Director, CORE Group

Lisa has an extensive career in global health, employing both human rights and community-based participatory approaches to addressing health disparities for women, children and communities. Lisa brings a wealth of experience working at multiple levels of global health from policy, research, emergency relief, workforce development, health systems strengthening, and fund raising, from local to global levels. Lisa also adds technical expertise, as a pediatric nurse with clinical experience in hospital, community, academic, and crisis settings. She has a strong commitment to partnership and collaboration.

Lisa’s research and global projects have focused on children’s health and psychosocial well-being post-disaster and post-conflict in Asia and Africa; injury surveillance/prevention and addressing health disparities, gender and water/sanitation; women’s livelihood development to improve health and nutrition, disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief; and health concerns amongst internally displaced persons and refugees in multiple countries.

She is completing a PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and has an MPH from Columbia University, a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Political Science/Communications from Villanova. She is a Registered Nurse and nationally certified pediatric nurse.

Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council (GHC)

Loyce Pace, MPH, is President and Executive Director of Global Health Council, a U.S.-based membership organization representing the collective voice of the global health community worldwide. Loyce is a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates. Over the course of her career, Loyce has championed policies for access to essential medicines, testified for congressional global health appropriations, and launched the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable under GHC, which convenes organizations representing multiple issues and sectors around shared advocacy goals. Loyce holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Hon. Keith Martin, MD, PC, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC.

Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for Defense. In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.

Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country’s civil war. He has traveled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 27 times. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 160 published editorial pieces, has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio and has spoken at conferences around the world. He is a board member of the Global Health Council, Jane Goodall Institute and Annals of Global Health. He is an advisor for the Int’l Cancer Expert Corps, Global Sepsis Alliance and McGill University’s Global Health Program and a member of the Lancet-ISMMS Commission on Pollution and Health.

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