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GLOBAL HEALTH CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL MAKING DIFFERENCES IN LIVES Global Health Is More Than Medicine
Global Health Connections International(GHCI), a 501c3 nonprofit organizationheadquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, servesas a clearinghouse for education and careeropportunities in global health.
Founded in 2011 by retired Dow Chemical executive, Enrico “Rick”Copeland, GHCI acknowledges the need for more professionals in theglobal health sector and the lack of racial and ethnic minorities fillingthose roles.While traveling to Africa, India, and South America, Mr. Copelandenvisions supplying those under-served populations with the nextcadre of global health professionals. As a conduit betweenhumanitarian advocates, GHCI seeks to provide solutions for healthyliving in all communities around the world.
While traveling to Africa, India, and South America, Mr. Copelandenvisioned supplying those under-served populations with the nextcadre of global health professionals. As a conduit betweenhumanitarian advocates, GHCI seeks to provide solutions for healthyliving in all communities around the world.
To build a global network of students and professionals thatcollaborates with communities to develop solutions thatimprove basic living conditions.
OUR MISSIONTo eradicate health and economic disparities in the global communityby establishing an international advocacy network that builds andstrengthens partnerships with academia, business, government, andother non-government organizations (NGOs).
Global Health is the intersection of medical and social sciences with aborderless scope. According to The World Health Organization(WHO), the world faces a shortage of 4.3 million health professionalsrequired for delivering essential health care services to populations in need.GHCIs programs aim to supply the next cadre of Global Healthprofessionals to meet the needs of this ever-increasing shortage. Looking Forward Staying Connected PART
Looking Forward is a mentoring program that focuses on minoritystudents in elementary, middle school, and high school who are learningScience, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) curriculum.GHCI leverages our interns experiences and our extensive professionalnetwork to discuss the importance of STEM and career opportunities inglobal health with minority students.This mentoring model is student to student and professional to student
Partnering with companies that provide sustainable solutions to theclean water alternatives and hygiene-related diseases, GHCI has itsnewest initiative presents Looking Forward H2O.This new initiative will illuminate how STEM impacts water andsanitation issues to. The program will partner with both local middle tohigh schools, selecting 50 students a year to participate in the program.Looking Forward H2O seeks to develop a model program that can bereplicated by combining elements from all our programs in this oneproject with a discrete sustainability.
Looking Forward H2O will include interactive learning through the following: Visits to Technical Laboratories STEM Career Day Forums After-school Tutoring at local universities Professional & Collegiate Lessons on Economic Principles Student Mentors e.g. Supply & Demand
Staying Connected is GHCIs Student Ambassadors Program. GHCI ambassadors build relationships by sharing their global experiences with others. The students visit colleges and universities to connect with students and faculty to discuss their global health internships and experiences from traveling abroad. These connections will result in lasting professional networks as well as develop the next cadre of global health professions committed to Making Differences In Lives.
Tyneshia Powell , Emily Littlejohn, Warche K. Downing, Erica Harding, S. Africa S. Africa Guatemala S. Africa
Partnership Access Research Training (PART) is a diversity capacity building program. A comprehensive, cost effective, solution based approach to developing a more diverse team of professionals to meet the challenges in developing markets around the globe. GHCI in partnerships with other organizations seeks to provide practical hands on experience to students in the STEM disciplines.
Yewande Austin Robert L. Chapman Rick Copeland, Derreck KayongoChanges Rock Foundation NC Central University GHCI Global Soap Project Founder Assistant Dean CEO & President Founder Leslie W. Kingslow, MD Donna Ross, Esq. Charles “Skip” Vaughan Pulmonary Critical Care Associates, PC Private Practice Pepsi Beverages Company Physican Attorney Vice President & General Manager