Our COVID-19 Response

Who leaders are and how they operate can be a matter of life and death for the communities they serve, especially during crises. GHC is mobilizing our network of leaders as a powerful antidote to the effects of COVID-19.

Leading Through COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to illustrate that all the medical and technology advances in the world aren’t enough to realize health as a human right for all.

Leadership is being revealed as the make-or-break lever for change that we at Global Health Corps have long believed it to be. Our diverse network of effective, connected, leaders are saving and improving lives during the pandemic. Unlocking their potential is key to preparing for future health crises.

Global Health Corps is amplifying the impact of our network of 1,000+ health equity leaders as they respond to COVID-19 and advance health equity around the world. They bring a wide range of perspectives, born from their nontraditional backgrounds and lived experiences with inequity, to the unprecedented challenges we face.

GHC fellows work on the front lines of COVID-19 response, gaining experiential learning and filling critical gaps within health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia:

GHC alumni are rising leaders who leverage the training and network GHC provides to make an outsized impact. We've supported them to respond to the pandemic around the world, including:

Through our Collective Action Coalition & Fund (CACF) Program, GHC provides funding, technical assistance, and programming support to teams of GHC alumni who identify pressing pandemic-related community health issues and design solutions to address them. Eight coalitions across East and Southern Africa and the U.S. have prototyped solutions, including:

Armed with an equity lens and a deep understanding of systems, GHC fellows and alumni are the leaders the world needs to recover from COVID-19 and meet future health crises with solidarity and strength. 

Communities in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia are combating a third wave of COVID-19. Support GHC’s 2021-2022 fellows as they fight the pandemic and strengthen health systems.