Program Overview

GHC’s intensive leadership development program equips alumni to drive systems change, advance in their careers, and collaborate for greater impact. 

GHC's diverse network of 1,000+ alumni are the leaders we need in global health. Together, they're driving health systems change and creating a more equitable future.

Once a Fellow, Always a Fellow: Joining the Powerful GHC Alumni Network

Upon completion of the 13-month fellowship, fellows transition to GHC’s alumni community. The vast majority continue to work in global health and social justice. As they rise in their careers, alumni access GHC’s ongoing leadership resources, training, and opportunities and deepen their connections within our tight-knit, growing network. Their engagement in the GHC alumni community amplifies their individual and collective impact on health systems in their communities. 

By the Numbers:

GHC’s Alumni
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organizations and experts from around the world co-designed alumni programs in partnership with the GHC team and alumni


alumni were featured as speakers and moderators for GHC’s Shift Happens Speakers Series


COVID-19 Coalitions comprised of GHC alumni met community health needs through targeted GHC funding and program support

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of GHC alumni professionally collaborated with each other

Path to Impact

A clear path for systems leaders is rarely defined. GHC’s alumni program develops key building blocks needed for health leaders to create more equitable systems and transform the health sector in their communities and countries. 

Impact Trajectories


Support alumni to develop throughout their careers as effective leaders with specific competencies needed to address health systems gaps and transform their communities.


  • World-class trainings and workshops with GHC partners around the world
  • Coaching and advisement from global health experts
  • Professional development resources and practical application
  • Connection to a tight-knit network of global health professionals

Initial trajectories include:

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Advocacy, policy and governance
  • Executive management
  • Academia and research advancement

During the pandemic, a team of GHC alumni in Uganda launched a social enterprise to make childbirth safer in rural communities. Using seed funds provided by GHC’s partnership with D-Prize, they’ve trained 200+ traditional birth attendants to treat postpartum hemorrhage to date. 

Collective Action ​

Transforming complex health systems requires intentional, focused collaboration among leaders who bring a variety of perspectives, resources, and access to levers of power across institutions and sectors. GHC’s collective action initiatives harness the power of our network and support our alumni to engage the broader ecosystems within which they live and work to drive sustainable change. 

In Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia – countries with high concentrations of GHC leaders – alumni co-design and implement flagship programs rooted in human-centered design to advance health equity in their communities. This programming channels resources, time, and talent via GHC alumni chapters and issue-area coalitions (like our COVID-19 Coalitions) to transform health systems on a national scale. 

Within the impact trajectory and collective action framework, GHC designs, curates, and facilitates a range of evolving programs to equip our rising leaders to reach new heights in their work advancing health equity.

Sustainable change requires our leaders to include and engage partners, influencers, and stakeholders across health ecosystems. That’s why we’re increasingly opening up our partnerships and offerings to GHC alumni’s colleagues and peers.

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