Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 North Carolina Global Health Conference!
On November 1, 2023, the North Carolina Global Health Alliance hosted the 10th Annual North Carolina Global Health Conference in Raleigh, NC. More than 200 friends and colleagues came together in-person to reflect on what it means to have resilience in our global health ecosystem and how each of us have built resilience into our own work. Over the course of the day, countless connections were made, best practices and learnings were shared, and not for the first time, we saw just how strong and innovative the North Carolina global health community is.
We started the day with traditional Senegalese music from the fantastic Diali Cissokho and Will Ridenour, and then North Carolina’s Congresswoman Deborah Ross set the stage with an inspirational reminder of just how important our global health industry is for both our state and for our country. Later in the day, our keynote speaker, Dr. Angeli Achrekar, the Deputy Executive Director for the Programme Branch at UNAIDS, shared reflections on the impact of PEPFAR and rallied us to continue our collective fight to contain HIV/AIDS around the world.
Breakout sessions throughout the day gave participants the opportunity to engage with topics ranging from climate and its impact on global health, to technology’s role in our industry, to the manufacturing of products in new markets. We explored how to better gather and use data to improve health, we learned about equity-centered community engagement, and we looked at the evolving future of global health. Throughout the day, the Exhibit Hall provided an exciting space for organizations and researchers to showcase their work and engage with passionate global health students and professionals.
We would like to thank our sponsors, our exhibitors, our planning committee, our vendors, including NC State and the McKimmon Center, and our brilliant speakers for giving so much of your time, talent, and resources to help make the 2023 NC Global Health Conference memorable and meaningful.
And finally, to all our attendees, thank you for showing up with energy, curiosity, and openness. As the North Carolina Global Health Alliance moves forward, we hope you will stay engaged with our work and continue to bring your generosity of spirit and incredible visions for a healthier world to our future events and opportunities.
Plenary Panel: What it Means to Have Resilience in the Global Health Ecosystem