Global Health Leaders
Global Health Leaders runs the five-year Medtronic Foundation Associates Program – a Fellowship of the Public Health Institute (PHI) funded by Medtronic Foundation.
The primary goal of the Medtronic Foundation Associates Program is to build local professional capacity among public health professionals to provide on-the-ground technical insight, alignment and representation for Medtronic Foundation’s chronic, acute and neglected disease programs in the field of non-communicable disease and chronic diseases.
A second goal is to create a pool of local public health and corporate professionals who have expanded competency and acumen in business and public health through training in corporate philanthropy, public private partnerships, public health and the interface between the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors as it relates to health and the NCD crisis in the developing world. Medtronic Foundation Associates are local leaders who will work as Technical Advisors to advance the work of Medtronic Foundation in India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.
Here's How We're Making a Difference
Addressing NCDs through Public-Private Partnerships
By designing and staffing corporate fellowship programs, the Global Health Leaders initiative improves health outcomes in South Africa, India, Brazil, and the U.S. With partner Medtronic Philanthropy, associates create access to care and management for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease and diabetes.
Launching an Award-Winning Website to Advance Global Health Partnerships
In 2017, the new, interactive Global Health Leaders website received two prestigious awards: the Horizon Interactive Award for Advocacy/Non-Profit websites and an "Award of Excellence" from the 2017 Communicator Awards.
The website features testimonies from the fellows on the blog, as well as video interviews from PHI CEO Mary Pittman and Medtronic Foundation Senior Operations Manager Wade Jones. The website is meant to engage other, fellowship and leadership development programs and future corporate partners as GHL continues to grow and expand their work to prevent noncommunicable chronic diseases across the globe.
Explore the website at http://www.globalhealthleaders.org.