Mission & Vision
Our mission is to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We are building a community of changemakers who share a common belief: Health is a human right.
We believe that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life. We also believe that everyone has a role to play in advancing social justice through the health equity movement.
We embrace a philosophy of active problem solving and partnership that is designed to bring about real and sustainable progress. We are committed to creating a new breed of health sector leaders who develop innovative solutions to the most challenging health problems all over the world.
Here’s a breakdown of the problem:
The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. The complexity and scope of the challenges involved necessitate participation from a wide range of fields beyond medicine, from supply chain management to computer programming, monitoring and evaluation to human resource management.
Yet opportunities are scarce for individuals with backgrounds outside of healthcare to use their unique skills in global health. At the same time, for those who work in traditional health fields, a lack of community with other leaders limits collaboration, knowledge sharing and support.
GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
Increase the impact of great organizations today: Fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the placement organization and the target population.
Train and support the leaders of tomorrow: Global Health Corps creates a pipeline of young leaders for the global health equity movement. Fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as leaders, both during and after their fellowship year.
Build a global community of changemakers: Fellows build a set of shared values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year. The GHC community serves as a source of opportunity and strength throughout fellows’ lives and careers.