GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST AT A GLANCE
The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) is dedicated to catalyzing high impact win-win collaborations and initiatives to eliminate global health disparities. The current main focus is on non-communicable diseases like cancer, mental health, pain and cardiovascular diseases which are severely impacting global health and economic development. Following major interest and impact over the past years, the GHC is now partnering with faculty at world leading institutions, individuals and organizations across the world including diaspora in an ever growing movement for high impact collaboration-driven global health, powered by advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) and artificial intelligence (AI).
ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES
Catalyzing win-win collaborations to eliminate global health disparities
GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST SUMMIT
The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit is a premier yearly event dedicated to catalyzing high impact international collaborations and initiatives to eliminate global health disparities. The main focus of the summits are on the rising scourge of non-communicable diseases like cancer, mental health, pain and cardiovascular diseases which are severely impacting global health and economic development.
Since 2015, the yearly summits have led to many win-win collaborations including the launch of two major collaboration initiatives: the comprehensive cancer center in the cloud (C4) powered by artificial intelligence and the Global Phytomedicines collaboration initiatives.
WORLD PREMIER COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER IN THE CLOUD (C4)
The C4 is an award-winning Expert-remote (tele-oncology) solutions platform, representing the world's premier Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Cloud (C4) powered by artificial intelligence. The C4 provides a platform to allow access from any where in the world to the same quality of cancer care research and education available at the world's leading comprehensive cancer centers. In cancer care the C4 integrates a tele-medicine platform allowing for tasked-shifted teleoncology with partners in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In research, the C4 supports collaborative research in the cloud including multi-center clinical trials. C4 education is implemented via the award winning collaborative education model via the global oncology University.
GLOBAL PHYTOMEDICINES INSTITUTE
From Farm to Bedside
The Global Phytomedicines Institute (GPI) is a world leading collaboration initiative dedicated to dramatically increasing access to evidence-based medicinal plants for global health and economic development.
Vision: Unprecedented Health and Wealth from Medicinal Plants
Mission: Providing the best Research, Education, Consultation/care, and Outreach with different stakeholders and over a billion people who use Medicinal Plants across the world.
AID GLOBAL HEALTH
Africans in Diaspora (AiD) for Global Health: turning brain drain to gain. The African Diaspora is one the most educated diaspora groups, and constitutes a major resource for supporting development efforts in their sending continent. For example, Africans in Diaspora (AID) remit over $50 billion per year to Africa, which is more than yearly global aid to the continent. The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) has been leading engagement of the highly skilled/educated/resource-laden AiD as catalysts for global health helping turn the devastating brain drain to global health gain. The Diaspora’s passion for contributing to their sending countries, substantial material/human resource potential, status/respect in sending communities, and better appreciation of both Developed and sending LMIC country cultures are a significant asset in bridging global health disparities. A GHC survey of USA African Diaspora group leaders shows overwhelming interest (ca. 90% strong) to be a partner in the fight against cancer with suggestions on ways to catalyze such support for their sending continent. This a unique activity of the GHC engaging minorities in high income countries for global health to help their ancenstral LMIC. The GHC has been working with the African Union Ambassador in the USA, other ambassadors and the Constituency for Africa with over 100 AiD groups for high impact global health. The AiD program is a an exemplary leading-edge initiative also helping developing recommendations for the USA government in global health.
RELIGION AND GLOBAL HEALTH
The fields of religion and global health are not often thought of in the same context. Recent Global Health Catalysts summits have led to the emergence of a new academic field of Religion and Global Health. The GHC summits involving students and professors from theological seminaries, global health leaders and program directors from the National Institutes of Health highlighted potential ways in which a better understanding of religious traditions could be useful in combating some of the more pressing global health issues of our times like cancer and mental health. A recent book by Dr. Susan Holman (Senior Writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University) has also explored how by learning the language of various religious traditions, those involved in global health would be better able to engage with people on their own terms, fostering a sense of solidarity and utilizing the resources that often already exist within these populations. Dr Kenneth Ngwa of the GHC is taking this to the next level effectively pioneering the new academic field for graduate students in Religion and Global Health with global health missions, including partnerships with churches in the USA and LMIC
In 2007, the Win-Win Scientific Initiative was proposed by Ahmed Elzawawy with aim of increasing affordability of better value cancer treatment in the world via exploring scientific approaches. All the stake-holders, particularly cancer patients and their families could win! This also includes flourishing the business of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of radiotherapy machines and medical devices without ruining a country of individual economies. In April 2016, the win-win initiative joined the Global Health Catalyst and became one of its activities. The initiative led by Prof Elzawawy, engages Industry leaders and stakeholders with goal of catalyzing win-win partnerships to increase access to cancer care and prevention in LMIC starting from Africa. Outcomes of this initiative include the C4.
"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far go together"
CATALYZING COLLABORATIONS TO BRIDGE HEALTH DISPARITIES
Global health leaders express support
Congress woman Karen Bass, Chair of the USA House of representatives committee for global health
Professor Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate and former USA National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute Director
Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, President of the Union for International Cancer Control
Prof David Kerr, Professor of Cancer Medicine @ University of Oxford
Honorable Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda
and many more: watch sample videos below
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