Building the movement: Global Health Corps applications are OPEN!

Interested in doing volunteer work in Africa? Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, shares a year-long fellowship opportunity that you won’t want to miss:

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Barbara at a Malawi project. Photo courtesy of GHC.

Global Health Corps is excited to expand to 70 emerging leaders working in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA in our upcoming 2011 to 2012 fellowship class.

Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for global health equity. GHC does this by providing young leaders year-long paid fellowships with outstanding organizations working on the front lines of the fight for global health equity.

We currently have 36 fellows working on projects ranging from developing electronic medical record systems with Partners In Health in Malawi, to counseling homeless youth in New Jersey, to constructing a world-class hospital in rural Rwanda with CHAI.

To truly shift the tide of global health challenges, young leaders from all backgrounds and skill sets must be engaged. GHC employs managers, communicators, architects, supply chain analysts and other exceptional young people from non-clinical disciplines important to building strong health systems. For example, Ameet Salvi, a GHC fellow who previously managed supply chains for the Gap, used his skills to upgrade the drug supply chain in Tanzania during his fellowship.

Applicants must be under 30 years of age, have earned an undergraduate university degree by July 2011, and be proficient in English. Interested individuals can apply here on our website.

-Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder, Global Health Corps