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Featured Image What can we learn about non-communicable diseases in Brazil?

On October 25th, 2017, at the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo State, Global Health Leaders, a program of the Public Health Institute, hosted the launch of the Forum on Intersectoral Efforts to Fight Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Brazil in partnership with Medtronic Foundation. Participants of the forum included representatives from the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MoH), São Paulo Municipal Health Secretary, the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on combating NCDs. […]

Featured Image Transforming Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Health in Africa

The following article was written by Belinda Ngongo, a Medtronic Foundation Associate in PHI's Global Health Leaders Fellowship Program. In November, I attended the Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) conference in Dakar, Senegal. Participants at this gathering included representatives from the private, public, Ministry of Health (MOH), and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors, as well as representatives […]

Featured Image PHI’s Global Health Leaders to participate in 70th World Health Assembly

Next week from May 22-31, 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Leaders (GHL) will join global health professionals across the public, private, and non-profit sectors for discussions on World Health Organization policies related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). GHL’s partner, Medtronic Foundation, is sponsoring the International Diabetes Federation side event at the […]

Featured Image GHL Website Wins Two Web Awards

Horizon Interactive Award Winning for Advocacy / Non-Profit websites, Global Health Leaders received this award in April 2017. Mike Sauce, Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards said “the 2016 competition represents an outstanding execution of industry trends in terms of strategic online solutions and integrated campaigns through multiple media.” The site,, was designed by David Kerr Design, coded by […]

Featured Image Belinda Ngongo visits HealthRise sites in Brazil

Last month, Global Health Leaders Fellow from South Africa, Belinda Ngongo, traveled to Brazil to learn about Medtronic Foundation’s NCD efforts. She teamed up with fellow Global Health Leaders Fellow from Brazil, Dr. Mark Barone. After visiting the Medtronic office in Sao Paulo, the team traveled to the state of Minas Gerais for site visits with HealthRise project partners. […]

Featured Image Global Health Leaders from India and South Africa Visit Bay Area for Professional Development

The Public Health Institute recently welcomed Belinda Ngongo, MPH, and Nayanjeet Chaudhury, MD, MPH—associates in our new Global Health Leaders corporate fellowship program—to PHI’s headquarters in Oakland. Global Health Leaders is a visionary new public-private initiative, modeled after our Global Health Fellows Program II, which designs, builds and staffs corporate fellowship programs focused on improving health outcomes around the world. Through its first […]

Featured Image PHI and GHFP II Welcomes Global Health Leaders from South Africa and India to Washington, DC

Last month, the Public Health Institute welcomed Belinda Ngongo (South Africa) and Nayanjeet Chaudhury (India)—fellows in PHI’s new Global Health Leaders corporate fellowship program (modeled after GHFP II)—to our Washington, DC office. During a lunch presentation on Friday, February 26th both fellows shared their backgrounds and experiences as fellows, an overview of their work addressing non-communicable diseases through public […]

Featured Image Introducing the New Medtronic Foundation Global Health Leaders

PHI is pleased to announce the launch of the Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, a new five-year fellowship program in collaboration with Medtronic Philanthropy. Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, called Associates, are currently being recruited from within India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States. The goal of the fellowship program is two-fold: the Associates […]

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