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PHI’s New Global Health Leaders Corporate Health Fellowship Website Wins Two Awards

May 15, 2017 | Esther Tahrir and Olivia LaFond, Global Health Leaders

The new Global Health Leaders (GHL) website has won two prestigious awards: the Horizon Interactive Award for Advocacy/Non-Profit websites and an "Award of Excellence" from the 2017 Communicator Awards.


The new 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 PHI NCD, fellowship and leadership development programs and future corporate partners as GHL continues to grow and expand. Explore the website at www.globalhealthleaders.org.


GHL is a new public-private initiative of the Public Health Institute that recruits, trains, and oversees local public health professionals as fellows to support on-the-ground efforts of corporate philanthropic units in under-resourced communities in the United States and globally. In their first partnership with Medtronic Foundation, GHL is supporting the World Health Organization’s mission of reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25 percent by 2025 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, primarily the tri-sector partnership of Goal 17, to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


The current GHL fellows serve as Technical Advisors to the global health programs of Medtronic Foundation in India, Brazil, and South Africa. As Medtronic Foundation Associates, they travel around the world representing Medtronic Foundation to increase access to NCD care and build their own professional development as national and regional public-private leaders, with recent and upcoming trips to the USAID-led workshop in Bangkok on the Asia Urban Health Initiative, the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Conference in San Diego.


Sign up for the GHL newsletter to find out more about their work, including ongoing updates from fellows in Brazil, South Africa, and India. You can also connect with GHL on Twitter and Facebook.

Esther Tahrir is the Senior Program Director at Global Health Leaders. Olivia LaFond is the team's Administrative Coordinator.