Global health professionals from academia, NGOs, tech, biotech and other private sector partners gathered for the Alliance’s Annual Meeting on Monday, May 16, at UCSF. Amy Lin, acting director of USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact, discussed the future of the global health sector in a fireside chat moderated by PHI president and BAGHA board chair Mary Pittman. Their conversation was followed by a series of flash talks on the state of global health financing and investments from representatives from the Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The meeting concluded with highlights on the state of the Alliance and key partnerships.
Novel pathogens, climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, health disparities, antimicrobial resistance, water scarcity, pollution… our planet faces a host of interrelated serious challenges in the Anthropocene era. The Rx One Health Field Institute at Alliance member UC Davis is a transformative field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines.
Join PRC for their annual celebration, Mighty Real Gala, where the Sylvester Community Pillar Award will be presented to a special individual who humbly serves the community, working assiduously to improve lives. All proceeds support PRC’s lifesaving integrated social, legal, and behavioral health services to help San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations.
Join Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for their International Humanitarian Surgical Skills course. The course will help prepare international humanitarian volunteers for delivering surgical care in a low resource setting for treatment of common surgical and obstetric conditions. The 1 ½ day course will provide an overview of the scope of conditions that one might encounter in resource- limited environments. The course is intended for physicians and advanced practice providers with pre-existing surgical/procedural skills: surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, and OBGYN.
Join the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign in welcoming Dr Harris, a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary NHS Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Imperial College London, to discuss his new book focused on the potential of low cost healthcare solutions from low income countries. The book presents a pathway for the UK’s National Health Service to adopt low-cost but effective innovations from areas of the world traditionally seen as beneficiaries rather than providers of help and support. He will share examples of simple, frugal, high quality alternatives to current practice.
To start the new year and gather our global health community together, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance invites its members to a fireside chat with Dr. Raj Panjabi, followed by a networking reception at 6:30-8:30pm PT, Wednesday, January 10, at Accenture San...
oin the Bay Area Global Health Alliance at the renowned J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference for a panel discussion which will explore how forward-thinking companies and investors are strategically positioning themselves amidst demographic shifts and evolving markets – navigating through strategic investments and cultivating novel partnerships to build value for their organizations and diverse stakeholders.
On Thursday, January 25, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance joined Alliance member Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign in co-hosting Dr. Matthew Harris, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine and Honorary National Health Service Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Imperial College London, to discuss his newly released book, Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation: Low-Cost Solutions from Low-Income Countries.
Dr. Raj Panjabi, a prominent physician, entrepreneur, and former White House official, shared his rich experiences and insights with the global health community at a fireside chat hosted by the Bay Area Global Health Alliance at Accenture’s San Francisco office on January 10. The chat and reception immediately followed the Alliance’s rich panel on healthcare in emerging markets held at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
2024 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Reimagining Healthcare in Emerging Markets: The Future of Healthcare Innovation and Investment
On Wednesday, January 10, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance hosted a panel discussion, Reimagining Healthcare in Emerging Markets: The Future of Healthcare Innovation and Investment at the renowned J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.
Programs in San Francisco Offer Overdose Response Training for Youth and Community Members to Help Save Lives
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On Monday, October 30, 2023, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi received the first-ever Bay Area Global Health Alliance Leadership Award for her unwavering HIV/AIDS response leadership and contributions to advancing global health and equity throughout her career.
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.
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Join Alliance member CUGH for CUGH 2024 | Global Health Without Borders: Acting for Impact at Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, California. This annual conference provides an opportunity for over 2,000 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector to present, learn and collaborate to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. Attendees will be inspired and challenged to learn new skills, gain new contacts and find ways we can improve the health of people and the planet.
Mark your calendars and join Alliance member University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) for a transformative journey at UC Global Health Day 2024. The UCGHI, spanning ten-UC campuses, is hosting their signature conference that showcases the outstanding global health research, training, education and advocacy taking place across the University of California system and beyond.
Too often, promising health interventions do not reach the world’s most vulnerable or are not effectively adapted to community needs and constraints. This often results in critical needs remaining unmet and growing health inequity, despite significant investment seeking to address these issues. On Thursday, October 26, 2023, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Insights to Action: Ideation on Implementation for Equity 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. One week later, a follow-up event on November 3, 2023, created an opportunity for more dialogue and small group breakout discussions.
An Alliance Conversation with Baraka Impact Finance: The Role for Private Sector Capital in The Funding of Global Health Solutions
On July 20 at UCSF, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance hosted Baraka Impact Finance for a conversation on innovative financing for global health in emerging markets. The discussion highlighted the potential of private capital to drive impactful health solutions, the growing interest in impact-focused investments, and the need for greater collaboration between investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits to address the challenges faced in global health financing.
“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.
The Alliance welcomed Dr. Major Mereki, director of Alliance member Chidamoyo Hospital in northwest Zimbabwe, with a series of meetings, including a presentation through Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health to Stanford University’s Global Health Club of postdoc students and Stanford faculty. The conversation included insights into how a hospital in an extremely remote area manages to serve an impoverished community of 70,000 through power outages, currency risk, limited staff, and limited resources.