Catalyzing high impact international collaborations for global health

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, with main focus on cancer and other non-communicable diseases.


Since 2015, the yearly summits are part of a series of high impact initiatives by the GHC dedicated to global health collaborations. The yearly summits have led to so many collaborations including the launch of two major collaboration initiatives: the comprehensive cancer center in the cloud (C4) and the International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Insitutes InitiativeLearn more about the GHC at www.ghc.bwh.harvard.edu 


The success of the GHC has resulted in partnerships with faculty at other world leading institutions like the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University UK, University of Heidelberg, Germany to organize GHC summits and workshops in Europe and Africa. Given the global participation and collaborations involved with the GHC summits, the content expressed on this website does not reflect the views of any one person or institution, unless so indicated. Join us  in win-win collaborations for global health impact 



We have a dream that one day cancer will be eradicated,  and that people of all socio-economic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds will have access to quality healthcare

To realize this vision, we have adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the African word UBUNTU.  This approach focuses on building collaborations, to dramatically increase access to quality healthcare for everyone, regardless of where they live, leveraging:

  • advanced information and communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence

  • unprecedented diaspora engagement to turn brain drain to global health gain,

  • support for highly innovative approaches and technologies  for eliminating global health disparities.

  • partnerships with governments, Ministries of Health, celebrity advocates, academia, healthcare industry and NGOs



  • The world's award winning premier comprehensive cancer center in the cloud (C4) Learn more

  • New collaborations with millions of dollars in funding for global health work

  • Catalyzing  support for the establishment of cancer  centers in different low and middle income countries including: Nigeria, Rwanda, Cameroon, Ghana, and Kenya

  • Catalyzing participation of USA and European stakeholders in global oncology

  • Over 100 travel awards to Global Health Catalyst summits

  • New cross-disciplinary course in Religion and Global Health 

  • Knowledge sharing with peer-reviewed publications and three 3 books

  •  Engagement of  hundreds of diaspora groups in global health

  • Unprecedented partnerships with sports, and celebrity advocates to address global health disparities,

  • Learn more

The summits feature:

  • high impact collaboration sessions,

  • powerful talks,

  • international panels,

  • Networking,

  • Poster sessions,

  • exhibits,

  • Awards,

  • Workshops,

  • Knowledge sharing.

  • seed-funding opportunities



REGISTER now to attend, learn, network and COLLABORATE!

Inspiring talks and panels

Some of our past year speakers

Dr Diane Gashumba

Honorable Minister of Health

Republic of Rwanda

Dr Monica Bertagnoli

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

Dr Laurie Glimcher

President of the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Richard and Susan Smith Professor at Harvard 

Dikembe Mutombo

NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer

Dr Bernard  Haufiku

Honorable Minister of Health, Republic of Namibia

Dr Brian Kavanagh

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

H.E. Dr Arikana Chihombori Quao

African Union Ambassador, USA

Dow Wilson

President and CEO of Varian Medical Systems

Dr Peter  Nyongo'

Governor and former Honorable Minister of Health, Kenya

Dr Cristina Stefan

President of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

Dr Paul Anderson,

Senior Vice President. Brigham and Women's Hospital

Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr Rasha Kelej

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merck Foundation. 

Dr Julius Garvey

Surgeon, and son of legendary figure Marcus Garvey

Bruce Curran

President of American Association for Physicists in Medicine

Dr Karen Emmons

Academic Dean of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Professor, Harvard University

Krish Sunthanthiran

President and founder of the Best Medical group of companies

Dr Kyu Rhee

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM

Calvin Johnson

NFL great and  uture Hall of Famer

Dr Harold Varmus

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

Karen Bass

Chair USA House of Representative sub-Committee for Global Health

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