All Global Health Corps fellows are united by the belief that health is a human right. They bring diverse skill sets, expertise, and lived experience to the GHC community. Fellows make meaningful impact on their placement organizations during the fellowship year while developing leadership skills and relationships within a supportive community that prepares them for an impactful career in transforming health systems.

Global Health Corps fellows are agents of change who:

(A) Are committed to social justice: GHC leaders believe that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity, and that healthcare is a human right. Fellows share a vision for a better world and are committed to creating transformative change.

(B) Collaborate: GHC leaders appreciate the interconnected roots of global health inequities, and seek opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and backgrounds in pursuit of social change.

(C) Inspire and mobilize others: GHC leaders can envision a just society and paint a compelling picture for others.  They communicate complex concepts clearly and seek opportunities to use their personal stories as tools to engage others in the movement for health equity

(D) Adapt and innovate: Fellows can weather adversity and remain committed to their goals. They see challenges and uncertainty as opportunities to create new solutions to old problems. They think outside the box.

(E) Are self-aware and committed to learning: Fellows understand that their development as leaders, practitioners, and humans is a life-long process that requires humility, continual reflection, and hard work.

(F) Get results: GHC leaders get things done! Actively working against a “business as usual” attitude, they improve the wellbeing of the world’s poor and vulnerable by empowering communities, organizations, and governments to bring about positive change.