Global Health Corps Welcomes New Class of Fellows

By Johanna Harvey | July 10, 2013

The Global Health Corps enrolls young people in fellowship programs to support efforts to create more equitable health care around the world.

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Earlier this week, Global Health Corps (GHC) announced its latest class of global health fellows—including six fellows hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). This year, 106 recent college graduates and young professionals will serve with 44 health organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and select cities in the United States to support various programs and learn valuable skills to prepare for a career in global health.

This is the fourth year that EGPAF has partnered with GHC to support fellows at our sites in Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia. As Adaku Ejiogu, Senior Technical Officer for Partnerships at the Foundation said in GHC’s press release:

“We are proud to host six more fellows in three of our country programs – Malawi, Uganda, and Zambia. This program offers young professionals a unique opportunity to develop new skills, experiences, and relationships that will make a positive impact on our efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide."

Founded in 2008, GHC seeks to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young people are the future to solving global health challenges. Fellows focus on creating solutions for a variety of current health issues like HIV, maternal child health, and health care access. Through additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship, these young people complete their fellowship with skills to make a significant impact in the global health field throughout their careers. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has deployed 322 fellows to work in seven countries.

You can learn about EGPAF’s work with GHC and read about EGPAF’s 2012 class of GHC fellows  here.

Johanna Harvey is Senior Communications Officer at the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.