Monday, December 18, 2017 | Atlanta, GA — The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded the Georgia Global Health Alliance (GGHA) a $60,000 grant to support new programming that develops global health as an economic sector within the state.
GGHA was launched in 2015 to bring together businesses, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and governments working in global health around the state. It currently includes 18 members representing a variety of institutions including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Task Force for Global Health, Carter Center, and Emory University.
“We are deeply grateful to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their investment in GGHA and the global health sector in Georgia,” said Louis W. Sullivan, MD, chair of the GGHA Board of Trustees. “GGHA looks forward to helping nurture partnerships among Georgia institutions to solve large-scale health problems affecting populations globally and locally.”
On Jan. 12, 2018, GGHA will host a public seminar on understanding cross-sector risks and solutions and opportunities for strengthening global health security. An expert panel discussion will feature CDC leadership and other experts on public-private partnerships in global health.
“Strong public-private partnerships are critical to improving the health of communities at home and abroad,” said Maria Thacker Goethe, GGHA executive director. “GGHA provides a mechanism for building new strategic partnerships that will grow the global health sector in the state.”
GGHA will be working with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and other partners to understand the economic impact of the global health sector in the state, which is estimated to be as much as $15 billion annually. Other new initiatives include a “Global to Local” program focused on bringing home lessons from global health programs abroad to help address public health issues of local concern.
The Georgia Global Health Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committee to GGHA is the collaborative voice of the global health community in Georgia. It organizes and convenes members and stakeholders around key global health priorities to achieve its vision for a world in which collaboration leads to global health equity. Learn more at http://www.gghalliance.org.
Maria Thacker Goethe, Executive Director