Our mission is to improve health outcomes for everyone, through inspiring innovation and global collaboration across global health, health technology and life sciences to help solve the world’s most pressing global health challenges.
The Center boasts more than 400 members, partners, and stakeholders across our community who believe in the power of cross-discipline cooperation to fortify industry capabilities, accelerate problem solving, and respond to global health crises.
How it began
CGHI was launched in January 2020, just weeks before the coronavirus outbreak, based on the belief that we could make a significant impact on human health by working together across sectors in new ways. We realized that what the world lacked was an innovative, nonpartisan convener and catalyst to create compelling and equitable solutions. And in addition, a mission-focused, data-driven organization that could swiftly marshal resources that already existed and inspire new discovery and invention to revolutionize global health.
Georgia Bio and the Georgia Global Health Alliance (GGHA) merged to form the umbrella organization of CGHI. Within the new entity, CGHI supports the following divisions: BioEd Institute, Georgia Bio, GGHA, and the Global Health Crisis Coordination Center.
COVID-19 put our mission to the test
In March 2020, the world witnessed the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our mission was put to the test. CGHI in its earliest months created swift, effective responses, including a data-driven vaccine roll-out strategy to support an enormous undertaking to reach the masses. From supporting the CDC and CDC Foundation’s early response efforts through the launch of our Global Health Crisis Coordination Center (GHC3), to creating new partnerships that helped create and share resources, equipment, and knowledge in the world’s fight against the pandemic, we were successful in coming together as a public health community to reach across boundaries and create powerful, public and private partnerships that never existed before.
Looking beyond COVID-19
While we know that the COVID-19 pandemic will end, we also know that health inequities, natural disasters, and other major global crises will never end. CGHI is uniquely positioned to improve health equity and address crises across the world ― leveraging our strong, public and private sector networks and science-based innovations. By building on the infrastructure that we developed for the COVID-19 pandemic response, we are now able to improve public health and prepare for future emergencies. As a convener of international leaders in research, policy, and business, CGHI has the unique capability, drive, and vision to improve countless lives around the world.
Working with more than 300 public and private partners, including global health, technology, and life sciences entities, top universities, and many of the world’s most admired multinational corporations, we are united in a shared vision to create a healthier world for all.
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