Global Health Catalyst Summit

Catalyzing win-win collaborations for global health and development

With funding support from the USA National Institutes of Health

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Our Story: Global Health is Local Health

Its all about win-win Collaborations

The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit is a premier yearly  event dedicated to catalyzing high impact international collaborations and initiatives to eliminate disparities in the USA and globally. The main focus of the summit is 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 numerous win-win collaborations including the launch of major collaboration initiatives like: the comprehensive cancer center in the cloud (C4) powered by artificial intelligence, Global Oncology University, and the International Phytomedicines Institute collaboration initiatives. 

The first summits were organized at Harvard,  Europe and African Institutions. The success of the GHC summits have resulted in funding support to grow organization of the summits at different top USA institutions and partners in low-and-middle-income countries  to catalyze collaborations benefiting both high income and low income countries. Given the global participation and collaborations involved with the GHC summits, the content expressed on this website does not reflect the views of any institution or those providing funding such as the National Cancer Institute. Join us  at one of the upcoming summits for win-win collaborations for global health and development


RSVP for upcoming summits below

  • Global Health Catalyst Summit July 7-9 2022
    Thu, Jul 07
    Hybrid (Johns Hopkins and Online)
    Jul 07, 8:00 AM – Jul 09, 5:00 PM
    Hybrid (Johns Hopkins and Online)
    at Johns Hopkins Medicine-Sibley Memorial Hospital Conference Center 5215 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016, United States
  • Lancet Oncology Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa Launch with President/Government of Ghana
    May 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT
    Hybrid (Accra Ghana, and Online)
    Major Launch event with the President of Ghana Please join us on May 10, 2022 via live stream at 10:00 am (Ghana Accra time) available at:
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Some of our past years' speakers

Inspiring and educational talks with a focus on high impact collaborations

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Dr Monica Bertagnoli

President of American Association for Clinical Oncology, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr Diane Gashumba

Honorable Minister of Health
Republic of Rwanda

Dr Brian Kavanagh

President of American Society for Radiation Oncology and Professor, University of Colorado

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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Chair, USA House Sub-Committee for Global Health

Dr Laurie Glimcher

President of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dikembe Mutombo

NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer

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Bruce Curran

President of American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Dr Julius Garvey

Surgeon, and son of legendary figure Marcus Garvey

Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired

President of the Union for International Cancer Control

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Dr Peter Nyongo'

Governor and former Honorable Minister of Health, Kenya

Dr Kyu Rhee

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM

Dr Harold Varmus

Nobel Laureate, Former Director of the USA National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute


Dr Cristina Stefan

President, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

Dr Rasha Kelej

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merck Foundation

H.E. Hilda-Suka-Mafudze

African Union Ambassador, USA


Dow Wilson

President and CEO of Varian Medical Systems

Dr Bernard Haufiku

Minister of Health and Social Services of Namibia

Prof David Collingridge

Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Oncology

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Dr Satish Gopal

Director of the NCI Center for Global Health

Prof Anthony Zietman

Editor-in-Chief of the Red  Journal
Professor at Harvard Medical School

Honorable Audley Shaw

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica

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Prof Karen Emmons

Dean for Academic Affairs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Prof Frederik Wenz

Department Chair, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany.

Prof Silvia Formenti

Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell, Associate Director of the Meyer Cancer Center


Prof William Nelson

 Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins 

Prof Glen Gaulton

Vice Dean and Faculty Director, Center for Global Health, University of Pennsylvania

Prof Mary K. Gospodarowicz

Medical Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Past President of Union for International Cancer Control


Professor Charles Ayo

Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Nigeria

Nelly Enwerem-Bromson

Director. Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy. United Nations' IAEA

Prof Jean-Marie Dangou

World Health Organization


Therese Lindé

Global Public Affairs Director of Elekta

Krishnan Suthanthiran

President of TeamBest Companies and Best Cure Foundation

Prof Otis Brawley

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University