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Global Health Career Panel

Global Health Career Panel

Join the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and Stanford University's Center for Innovation in Global Health on Wednesday, May 15 from 9-10am PT for this co-hosted global health career panel. Attendees will hear global health leaders from our multi-sector Alliance and...

Harnessing Tech and Social Media to Educate and Save Lives | December 9, 2020

Harnessing Tech and Social Media to Educate and Save Lives | December 9, 2020

A panel hosted by the Bay Area Global Health Alliance at the Global Digital Health Forum in which experts discuss the efforts of tech, social media and digital and public health to educate, inform and keep people safe. Alliance board members Praveen Raja (Facebook) and Hema Budaraju (Google) joined Andy Pattison (WHO), Heidi Larson (Vaccine Confidence Project) and Rachel Sibande (Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation) on the panel moderated by Ben Plumley (A Shot in the Arm podcast).

Fireside Chat with Paulin Basinga, Gates Foundation Director for Health in Africa | January 27, 2021

Fireside Chat with Paulin Basinga, Gates Foundation Director for Health in Africa | January 27, 2021

At the Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Annual Meeting, held on January 27, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Paulin Basinga, Director, Health, Africa, served as the keynote speaker. He spoke in a fireside chat on “Solidarity in Vaccine Access” with Alliance board member Stefano Bertozzi, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Read more about the Annual Meeting.

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Bay Area Global Health Alliance members Americares, Stanford University, Public Health Institute, UCSF, and Google had a virtual conversation exploring the impact of wildfires and air pollution on the health of communities in the United States. The discussion co-hosted by the Alliance and Americares highlighted the most important concerns in this space and each panelist shared how their organization is working to build resilience, support preparedness/disaster management efforts, and address the health inequities resulting from climate change. At this virtual event, attendees had the opportunity to learn from leading experts in climate health, contribute ideas, and leave with action items to further climate resilience in their communities. Learn more.

Google Health @ WHA76: Cocktail Reception

Google Health @ WHA76: Cocktail Reception

Join Alliance member Google Health on May 22, 5:00pm – 7:00pm CEST for a cocktail reception at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Google’s Chief Health Officer and Dr. Catharina Boehme, Assistant Director-General for the World Health Organization will be presenting on the impactful, collaborative work that Google and the World Health Organization have accomplished together and will be sharing the next steps to expanding their promising collaboration.

Bio — Megan Ryskamp

Megan RyskampMegan Ryskamp has worked at the intersection of technology, partnerships, and social impact for more than twenty years and currently leads Google’s global Social Impact Partnerships team. She connects nonprofit organizations, governments,...

Insights to Action: Ideation on Implementation for Equity Convening

Insights to Action: Ideation on Implementation for Equity Convening

Too often, promising health interventions do not reach the world’s most vulnerable or are not effectively adapted to community needs and constraints, resulting in critical needs remaining unmet and growing health inequity. On Thursday, October 26, 2023, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Insights to Action event explored practical solutions to close the gap between what we know and what we do, using the lens of implementation science to advance health equity.

The Alliance Joins Leaders at White House Roundtable on AI and Health

The Alliance Joins Leaders at White House Roundtable on AI and Health

Last week Sara Anderson, Executive Director of the Alliance, was honored to be part of the White House Roundtable on AI and Health. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy convened a distinguished group of leaders from across sectors to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can be safely deployed to improve health outcomes, with a special breakout session on the use of AI to improve public health and global health. To prepare for the meeting, the Alliance sought input from our multi-sector members and key stakeholders on what three-four points they would make if they were at the table.

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum | December 6, 2022

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum | December 6, 2022

Alliance member Population Services International (PSI) hosted a Global Digital Health Forum session on strengthening the role of social media in advancing global health. The session featured Christine Odour – PSI, Andy Pattison – World Health Organization, Erin Nilon – Johnson & Johnson, and Gladys Mugambi – Ministry of Health in Kenya. Hema Budaraju, Senior Director of Product – Health and Social Impact, Google Search and Board Co-Vice Chair of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance moderated the discussion.

WHO Tech Task Force and Bay Area Global Health Alliance Joint Meeting  | February 15, 2023

WHO Tech Task Force and Bay Area Global Health Alliance Joint Meeting | February 15, 2023

On February 15, the Alliance hosted a meeting marking the third anniversary of the formation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tech Task Force. Representatives from Google, Meta, TikTok, Amazon and other tech companies joined Alliance members for networking and short presentations by Andy Pattison, Team Lead Digital Channels, WHO and his esteemed WHO colleagues, Drs. Ruediger Krech, Director, Health Promotion and Vinayak Prasad, Program Manager.

Bay Area Global Health Alliance 2023 Annual Meeting | June 6, 2023

“The ambitious agenda [of Africa CDC’s Digital Transformation Strategy] over such a huge continent cannot be achieved unless every available resource is harnessed. And that can only be done through cross-collaboration partnerships,” said Africa CDC’s Chief Digital Health Adviser, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, at the Bay Area Global Health Alliance annual meeting on June 6. Attending were more than 125 members and guests, both online and in person at UCSF. Alliance board secretary Martin Dale, PSI, spoke with Nsengimana in a fireside chat that explored the rollout of Africa’s new digital partnership and how digital innovations and partnerships can advance health equity on the continent.

Africa Health Tech Summit

Africa Health Tech Summit

Join the Alliance, PSI, PATH, UNICEF, Google and other members at the second annual Africa Health Tech Summit – Digital Health: Empowering People, Transforming Communities held in Kigali, Rwanda this upcoming October. Organized in partnership with the Africa CDC and SmartAfrica, the conference will explore how digital health can transform healthcare delivery across Africa.