Catalyzing high impact international Collaborations to eliminate global health disparities
What is it all about?
The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit at Harvard, is a premier yearly event designed to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities, with main focus on cancer and related diseases.
The GHC is seed-funded by the Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.
Activities: Catalyzing collaborations, powerful talks, international panels, Networking, Poster sessions, exhibits, Awards, Workshops, Knowledge sharing.
We have a dream that one day cancer will be eradicated, and that people of all socio-economic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds will have access to quality healthcare.
To realize this dream, we have adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the African word UBUNTU. This approach focuses on building collaborations, leveraging ICTs/lower cost technologies, and unprecedented diaspora engagement to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities, save lives, advance development.
Outcomes: New international and cross-disciplinary collaborations to eliminate cancer, global radiation oncology online courses, co-mentored diaspora-funded research microgrants, telemedicine and virtual medical missions, awards, unprecedented partnerships with sports, religion, industry, diaspora, to address global health disparities, ICT-powered research and education programs, knowledge sharing, publications, including yearly summit proceedings, catalyzing establishment/support for cancer centers in Africa, networking with global health stakeholders from across the world, etc
Inspiring talks and panels
Some of our past year speakers/participants
Honorable Minister of Health, Republic of Rwanda
President of the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Richard and Susan Smith Professor at Harvard Medical School
NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer
President of American Society for Radiation Oncology
President of American Association for Clinical Oncology, Professor, Harvard Medical School
Honorable Minister of Health, Republic of Namibia
Dean for Academic Affairs Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health
African Union Ambassador to the USA
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