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 May 27-29 2022
    May 27, 8:00 AM – May 29, 5:00 PM
    Hybrid event

Inspiring Talks and Collaboration Panels

Some of our past year speakers

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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

Congresswoman Karen Bass

Chair, USA House Sub-Committee for Global Health

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Dr Laurie Glimcher

President of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dikembe Mutombo

NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer

Bruce Curran

President of American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Dr Julius Garvey

Surgeon, and son of legendary figure Marcus Garvey

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Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired

President of the Union for International Cancer Control

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. Dr Arikana Chihombori Quao

African Union Ambassador, USA

Dow Wilson

President and CEO of Varian Medical Systems