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Past Events

February 6, 2024
Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury is the former Vice Chair of BRAC, the largest and among the most celebrated non-governmental organization globally. Previously, he was its Executive Director, founding Director of the Research and Evaluation Division, and founding Dean of the BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health. Dr. Chowdhury founded “Bangladesh Education Watch” and “Bangladesh Health Watch,” two civil society watchdog organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Dr. Chowdhury was a visiting scholar at the University of Norte Dame’s Pulte Institute and Eck Institute for Global Health. He joined us at the Gillings School of Global Public Health to share Bangladesh’s advances in health over the years.

November 15, 2023

Thank you to everyone who came out to our NC Global Health Networking Event on November 15! As NCGHA Executive Director, Brianna Clarke-Schwelm, told those in attendance, these kinds of social gatherings are foundational to building community. It is in environments like these that we make new connections that lead to both meaningful personal relationships and potential professional partnerships.

At this gathering, we were honored to spotlight NCGHA Member Organization CFK Africa’s new Executive Director, Jeffrey Okoro! As a resident of Kibera, Kenya, where CFK Africa works, Jeffrey gave a personal testimony to the power of community-led development. He challenged everyone in the room to reflect on our own power as organizations, donors, thought leaders, and academics, and act not as saviors, but as partners and collaborators. “We have to have the patience to walk with the community,” he told us. “For meaningful change to happen… we have to have the trust, the patience, and the courage to invest in [community].”

November 1, 2023

At the 2023 NC Global Health Conference, 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. Highlights included traditional Senegalese music from the fantastic Diali Cissokho and Will Ridenour, remarks from North Carolina’s Congresswoman Deborah Ross, and keynote speaker Dr. Angeli Achrekar, the Deputy Executive Director for the Programme Branch at UNAIDS. 

 

The 2023 conference could not have happened without our incredible sponsors, exhibitors, planning committee, vendors, including NC State and the McKimmon Center, and brilliant speakers who gave their time, talent, and resources to help make the 2023 conference a memorable and meaningful one. 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.

June 7, 2023

Members of the North Carolina Global Health Alliance met with seven officials from the African Union who were visiting the Triangle as part of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US Department of State. The ten member organizations in attendance had the opportunity to share their own work, connect with one another, and learn from the visiting officials. The session served as a strong reminder of our region's tremendous impact in global health and the NCGHA is incredibly proud to continue supporting and elevating the work of our diverse membership through meetings like this one.

October 6, 2022

The theme of the 2022 NC Global Health Conference, "Impact in Global Health: Are We Making a Difference?," explored questions surrounding the global health impact that North Carolina's organizations have had at the individual, community and global levels. The conference provided an opportunity for thought leaders, innovators, policymakers, students, and researchers to share their experiences and learnings through a mix of keynote speakers, panels, workshops, storytelling and poster sessions.

May 23, 2022

The Alliance had the pleasure of hosting 14 leaders of health departments from 13 different countries for a conversation about Global Health Security and other important topics, as part of the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program, in partnership with International Focus. Thank you to our members and the amazing group of global health leaders from Zimbabwe, Egypt, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Rwanda who were able to join us.

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