Participation in civil society is vital to safeguarding public health. As a leadership development organization founded on the belief that health is a human right, we at Global Health Corps (GHC) recognize the right to health and the right to participating in civic life as fundamentally interdependent.
In the United States, the impending Election Day is an event both ripe with promise and fraught with threats to human rights and health, especially for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other marginalized people living in the U.S. Reports from across the U.S. …
Read our full statement condemning racism in all its forms.
Writing is a critical tool for eradicating white supremacy. We’re inviting our community to raise their voices on this platform in this historic moment to drive change.
While we’ll give first priority to reviewing, editing, and publishing pieces from black community members, we fully encourage others to write, too. Just like sexism is not a problem for women alone to solve, racism is not a problem for black people/people of color alone to solve.
Here are some questions to consider addressing:
“Race is a leading social determinant of health in the United States and worldwide, and thus health equity is inextricably tied to racial justice.”
We wrote the above as part of a statement on how Global Health Equity Requires Racial Justice in June 2016, when the U.S. erupted in public showings of grief and calls to action following the violent, unjust deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and so many others before them.
Fast forward to today, four years later: too little has changed. We are in the midst of a monumental health crisis that is illuminating the depths of systemic racism in the U.S. COVID-19 is infecting and killing black and brown Americans at far higher rates than white Americans. At the same time, the police in the U.S. …
If there’s one silver lining amidst the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that the world may finally wake up to the reality that we are only as strong and healthy as those who live one room, apartment building, block, nation, and continent over from us. Our community’s been rallying around health as a human right for years, and it’s prime time to get others to join our movement.
And if there are two silver linings to the pandemic (indulge me)…the second is definitely the many acts of boldness, empathy, humility, and care for others that we’ve witnessed globally.
Over on AMPLIFY, many of you have been doing the critical work of drawing attention to the challenges COVID-19 poses. Now, we welcome you to shine a light on the people in your sphere who are responding to those challenges. Tell us: #WithoutThisLeader, how would the world be a different — less kind, less bright, less equitable — place in these strangest of days? …
The novel coronavirus outbreak has already begun to lay bare persistent health inequities around the world. It is clearer than ever that in our hyper-connected world, the health and security of every individual and nation depend on that of others. Both in the response to the pandemic and in the eventual aftermath, working towards equity must be our North Star.
“While we cannot expect to fully build and strengthen health systems in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can start laying the foundation through response and prevention efforts. These must be guided by principles of equity, collaboration, and a commitment to leaving no one behind.” …
Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization committed to building great leaders to drive the movement for global health equity. AMPLIFY is GHC’s publication for new voices and ideas, straight from our community of over 1,000+ diverse young leaders worldwide. We believe authentic narratives and reflections are critical to advancing progress in global health. This month we’re excited to issue a special call for submissions on the topic of Decolonizing Global Health and invite our followers, supporters, alumni, and fellows to contribute.
“Any western medical institution more than a century old and which claims to stand for peace and justice has to confront a painful truth — that its success was built on the savage legacy of colonialism.” …
In a 2014 TED Talk about civic power, Eric Liu asked listeners some important question: Do you want power to benefit everyone or only you?
Talking about power and privilege can feel…uncomfortable at best and painful at worst. But as Eric put it: Every day, we move through systems of power that other people made. So it’s important to understand power, where it comes from, how it impacts us, and why it matters.
We’ll be exploring what power looks like in all its messiness and beauty while honoring the wide array of faith traditions, ability levels, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, education levels, and political persuasions represented in our global GHC community. …
Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) — a day to honor the achievements of women, our history of tenaciously challenging gender bias, and our collective efforts to demand a seat at the table.
This year, IWD’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, as we’re at a moment in history when we’re called to do everything possible to forge a more gender-balanced world. And we at Global Health Corps are very much here for that.
In honor of IWD 2019, GHC is thrilled to launch a special, month-long #WithoutThisWoman campaign to celebrate the women in our community and drive momentum towards achieving gender parity. …
❤️ writing? Passionate about global health equity? 🌍 Share your story on AMPLIFY!
Global Health Corps (GHC) believes that the most powerful catalyst for change in global health is great leadership. And a wide range of skills, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds is key to growing a powerful force of leaders dedicated to achieving health equity for all.
What do all great leaders have in common? Their own personal, unique stories, reflections, opinions, and ideas. We’re calling all leaders in global health — both new and seasoned — to share their stories, passions, and relentless work on AMPLIFY. …