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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.

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.

Our Members

Collaboration across sectors is necessary to solve global challengesWe believe in the catalytic power of shared knowledge and collaboration across our sectors.The Bay Area Global Health Alliance is a membership organization and central network hub, bringing together...

Bio — Lu’Chen Foster

Lu'Chen FosterLu’chen Foster leads the Impact Partnerships team at Meta, which focuses on partnering with global organizations to enable social impact programs for health, climate, and equity. Over her last nine years at Meta, Foster has held leadership positions...

Our Story

Our StoryThe Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s mission is to advance global health innovation and equity and improve health outcomes by connecting and convening its cross-sector, multi-disciplinary members and partners.Our ValuesOur theory of change is based on the...

UNGA 78 | Historic Convening of Three High-Level Meetings on Health, Members Gather in NYC

UNGA 78 | Historic Convening of Three High-Level Meetings on Health, Members Gather in NYC

For the first time, the UN General Assembly will convene three High-Level Meetings on ending tuberculosis (TB), delivering universal health coverage (UHC) and strengthening pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response during its 78th session (UNGA 78) in New York in September 2023. To elevate and advocate for global health, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance will be attending UNGA 78, along with Alliance members.

WHA76 | Opportunity to Bolster Global R&D Capacity, Members Go to Geneva

WHA76 | Opportunity to Bolster Global R&D Capacity, Members Go to Geneva

“This year’s World Health Assembly represents a pivotal moment to advance policy reforms to deliver a more fit-for-purpose, equitable research and development (R&D) ecosystem,” stated the Global Health Technologies Coalition. To accelerate global health innovation and deliver health for all, they recommend WHO member states “take collective action now to establish more inclusive, globally distributed R&D systems and approaches.”

WHO Tech Task Force and Bay Area Global Health Alliance Joint Meeting

WHO Tech Task Force and Bay Area Global Health Alliance Joint Meeting

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.

Highlights from 2022 | Growth and Impact of our Multi-Sector Alliance

Highlights from 2022 | Growth and Impact of our Multi-Sector Alliance

Together with your engagement, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance has had a busy and productive year. Below you will find highlights, which we believe speak to our ability as a community to identify and advance opportunities to promote global health equity and innovation. As always, we welcome your feedback and continued involvement as we work to accelerate our collective health impact around the world.