Global Health Corps holds training and orientation at Yale

Barbara Bush ‘04 is back at Yale in a new role — orchestrating the Global Health Corps’ (GHC) two-week training and orientation meetings, which are designed to prepare young professionals for public health endeavors around the world.

Founded two years ago, the GHC provides opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long fellowships.

As co-founder and CEO, Bush leads the GHC work to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build a movement for health equity. “Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers,” she says.

The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) partnered with GHC and assisted in the planning of the meeting this year. “For Yale, this partnership is a tremendous opportunity to expand our work and focus on global health,” says Elizabeth H. Bradley, faculty director of GHLI. “GHLI also has a commitment to educate young professionals for leadership roles in health care systems around the world. Together, we hope to expand effective partnerships and train the next generation of leadership in global health.”

In GHC’s first year, 22 fellows served five non-profits in four countries. One hundred percent of the group’s partners reported that the GHC fellows had made valuable contributions to their organizations.

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