For our team and community of health equity leaders at Global Health Corps (GHC), 2023 was a year of growth. Last year, we launched our strategic plan through 2025 and this year has been spent bringing that vision to life.
In response to the mass exodus taking place amongst the U.S. public health workforce, we re-launched our U.S. Fellowship in June to nurture and cultivate the leadership skills of rising public health leaders. Our inaugural cohort comprises 30 immensely talented fellows with the skills and network they need to establish long and impactful careers in public health. We’re immensely proud to have selected a cohort that represents groups who are historically underrepresented in public health spaces––women and people of color.
Over the past several years, we’ve seen organizations like the Africa CDC, WHO, and more foster collaboration across the continent. To support this important effort, we expanded our Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship model to recruit from 13 countries for frontline roles in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. In July, we welcomed 46 health leaders from 9 countries across the region who are working at the intersections of health and climate, gender equity, food systems, and more. By fostering pan-African collaboration, our fellows can learn from successful initiatives in other countries and implement them in their respective communities.
As we look ahead, we are eager to nurture these programs and continue cultivating leaders across our network and beyond. And we couldn’t do it without your unwavering support and commitment to our vision.