Initiative Of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program Brings Diverse Thinking Into Field

Huffington Post: Global Health Corporate Champions In Ghana — An Emerging Market Bootcamp
Amanda MacArthur, chief program officer at PYXERA Global

“…The learning that comes out of [initiatives like USAID’s Global Health Corporate Champions] is not one-sided, nor is it limited to nonprofits. Applying professional skills in a cross-sector, emerging market setting builds a participant’s leadership chops — accelerating emotional intelligence and increasing their understanding of the nuances of working in a globalized economy. … Drawing in different mindsets to health challenges traditionally tackled by one sector unlocks new thinking. The Global Health Corporate Champions was conceived in collaboration with USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II with the aim of diversifying the global health workforce by attracting corporate expertise. Implemented by the Public Health Institute and PYXERA Global, it brings business operational skills into the field of global health, which is a critical element of diversity…” (8/11).

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