Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Global Health Corps fellows: 40 bold, young changemakers from Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
The need to support these leaders is urgent — the communities that they and many of our GHC team members and alumni call home are combating a third wave of COVID-19. They’re fighting a 44% spike in new infections and a 20% increase in deaths across the region. Meanwhile, less than five percent of the population have had access to life-saving vaccines.
We’ve launched #LeadershipMatters to propel their efforts to respond to COVID-19 and advance health equity, with nearly $40,000 already raised and a 2x match secured from a generous donor. The pandemic continues to demonstrate that who leaders are and how they lead is a matter of life-and-death for the communities they serve.