We cultivate working across silos and tackling the root causes of intersecting inequities.
We encourage feedback, out-of-the-box approaches, iteration, and learning from setbacks.
We center our shared values and strengthen our resilience and reflection muscles for sustainable impact.
We foster deep personal and professional relationships and foster collaboration to amplify impact across our network.
We recognize that leadership is an iterative process, something that leaders must intentionally practice throughout their lives. This is why we subscribe to a set of GHC leadership practices that we nurture our leaders to live out. We call these ‘practices’ intentionally, recognizing that leadership requires continual hard work and reflection.
GHC fellows 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.
GHC leaders appreciate the interconnected roots of global health inequities and seek opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and backgrounds in pursuit of social change.
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.
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.
Fellows understand that their development as leaders, practitioners, and humans is a life-long process that requires humility, continual reflection, and work.
GHC leaders get things done. Actively working against a “business as usual” attitude, they transform health systems to advance equity.
The pandemic made it clear that health and other societal factors are deeply interdependent. That’s why our approach goes beyond the individual to cultivate a strong network to collectively drive change across entire health ecosystems. GHC fellows and alumni work at key leverage points within health ecosystems, from grassroots organizations to international NGOs to Ministries of Health.
We intentionally place our fellows in roles with a range of partner organizations, and our alumni go on to work at 400+ organizations across 24 countries. We equip our leaders to mobilize their broader networks for social and policy change on key health issues such as safe abortion access, stronger primary healthcare, and better health financing mechanisms.