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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

Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summits are premier events dedicated to catalyzing high impact international collaborations and initiatives to eliminate health disparities in the USA and globally. The main focus of the summits is to catalyze collaborations to address 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 win-win 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

Join us to learn, network and collaborate at upcoming summits:

  • 2024 GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST  SUMMIT, USA
    2024 GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST  SUMMIT, USA
    Fri, Jun 07
    Washington (Johns Hopkins)
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
    Washington (Johns Hopkins), 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
    Washington (Johns Hopkins), 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Cancer Moonshot 2.0: win-win collaborations for global health and development
  • 2024 Global Health Catalyst Summit Asia
    2024 Global Health Catalyst Summit Asia
    Sat, Nov 02
    Dhaka
    Nov 02, 2024, 1:00 AM – Nov 04, 2024, 1:00 AM
    Dhaka, Airport Rd, Dhaka 1206, Bangladesh
    Nov 02, 2024, 1:00 AM – Nov 04, 2024, 1:00 AM
    Dhaka, Airport Rd, Dhaka 1206, Bangladesh

The GHC Summits are unique: come learn, network and collaborate with powerful speakers/stakeholders at all levels.

including Presidents, Royalty, First Ladies, Ministers, Ambassadors, Leaders of Universities/Industry/NGOs/Diaspora/etc, global health leaders,  fellows, residents, students, artists, celebrities, etc all committed to win-win collaborations 

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President Hussein Ali Mwinyi leads Tanzania - US Investors’ forum collaborating on the Future of Cancer Care in Africa

On  February 6, 2024, The Global Health Catalyst catalyzed Tanzania-USA collaboration to establish Africa's premier Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence powered by leading edge tachnology/AI

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USA First Lady  Dr Jill Biden during the US-Africa Leader's summit with the Cancer Moonshot Announcing New Actions with over $300M Aimed to Reduce the Cancer Burden in Africa 

As part of President Joe Biden's  U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the First Lady Dr Jill Biden convened a conversation with the spouses of African leaders on “Breaking Down Barriers to Cancer Care for Young Women and Girls.  The event highlighted bold deliverables and new announcements from U.S. departments and agencies and the private sector of over $300 million to drastically improve cancer outcomes in Africa

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Launch of the Lancet Oncology Commission with the First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame

Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame was guest of honor in Sweden where the Global Health Catalyst launched the Lancet Oncology Commission for sub-Saharan Africa in Europe

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First Lady of Ghana joins launch of GHC summit launch of the Lancet Oncology Commission highlighting growing cancer emergency in Africa

May 10, 2022. In  sub-Saharan Africa, urgent action is needed to curb a growing crisis in cancer incidence and mortality. Without rapid interventions, data estimates show a major increase in cancer mortality from 520 348 in 2020 to about 1 million deaths per year by 2030. The Global Health Catalyst is at the forefront of catalyzing launch events and collaborations to implement the recommendations that can curb the growing cancer crises and save millions of lives

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Ambassadors and NFL Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson participate at the Global Health Catalyst summit at the University of Pennsylvania, USA 

The Global Health Catalyst Summit at the University of Pennsylvania was a resounding success, with major new collaborations involving different countries and institutions. Some outcomes include:​

Extending collaborations on the C4 and  HypoAfrica Clinical trials to Uganda, and Ethiopia working with the country ambassadors in the USA
New collaboration with the University of Jordan for research education 
Collaborations to establish Regional Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence in Ghana
New collaboration involving Romania and North Macedonia in global radiation oncology
Cancer Moonshot 2.0 Lancet Oncology Commission

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Launch of the Lancet Oncology Commission with Minister of Health of Tanzania

World Health Organization applauds new Lancet Report on Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa

Example Outcomes of GHC Summits 

Transformative outcomes of the GHC summits and collaborations

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Global Oncology University

Award winning collaborative education powered by AI

C4

The world's premier Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Cloud (C4)

IPI

International Phytomedicine  Institute

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Cancer Moonshot 2.0

Over 300 Million dollars for extending the Cancer Moonshot to Africa

Lancet Commissions

Lancet Oncology Commission Launch events

HypoAfrica Clinical trials

First multi-center clinical trials on hypofractionated radiotherapy in sub-Saharan Africa

In the News

High Impact Collaborations and Initiatives

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#GlobalCancerMoonshot

On January 25, 2024, one of the GHC Directors, Wil Ngwa participated in White House Cervical Cancer Forum with key speakers including the Director of the USA National Cancer Institute, Dr Kimryn Rathmell, towards eliminating cervical cancer in the USA and extend the cancer moonshot globally

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Tanzania - US Investors’ Forum on the Future of Cancer Care in Africa

On  February 6, 2024, The Global Health Catalyst catalyzed Tanzania-USA collaboration to establish Africa's premier Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence with C4

GHC organized USA Delegation visits cancer centers in Africa to facilitate collaborations

The GHC's Prof Saiful Huq discusses with Prof  Kathleen Schmeler of MD Anderson Cancer Center during visit to Cancer Centers in Africa. The visit follows meetings to extend the cancer moonshot to Africa 

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Global Health Catalyst at London Global Cancer Week

In Novermber 2023, the Global Health Catalyst organized a win-win collaboration session during London Global Cancer Week towards advocating for developing a Global Cancer Fund  to extend the Cancer Moonshot globally

2024 Global Health Catalyst summit at Johns Hopkins in  Washington DC

The 2024 Global Health Catalyst Summit will take place at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, right between the White House and USA Congress building.

Global Oncology University announces 2024 schedule

The Global Oncology University (GO-U) is an award-winning  collaborative outcome of the GHC summits representing   the world's premier university focused on global oncology. This includes training both USA and Low and Middle Income Country Young Catalysts

Voices at the summits

Include: Government leaders, Global Health Leaders, Nobel Prize winners, Cancer Center Directors, world leading healthcare professionals, Celebrity health advocates, students, residents, cancer patients, artists, diaspora, religious leaders, industry leaders etc all focused on win-win collaborations

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

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Dr Diane Gashumba

Honorable Minister of Health
Republic of Rwanda

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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

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Dr Laurie Glimcher

President of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Dikembe Mutombo

NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer

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Bruce Curran

President of American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Dr Bernard Haufiku

Minister of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia,

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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

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Dr Kyu Rhee

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM

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Dr Harold Varmus

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

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Dr Cristina Stefan

President, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

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Dr Rasha Kelej

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merck Foundation

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H.E. Hilda-Suka-Mafudze

African Union Ambassador, USA

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Dow Wilson

President and CEO of Varian Medical Systems

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Dr Harold Varmus

Nobel Laureate, Past Director of USA National Institutes of Health

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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

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Prof Anthony Zietman

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

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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

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Prof Frederik Wenz

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

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Prof Silvia Formenti

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

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Prof William Nelson

 Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins 

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Prof Glen Gaulton

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

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Prof Mary K. Gospodarowicz

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

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Professor Charles Ayo

Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Nigeria

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Nelly Enwerem-Bromson

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

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Prof Jean-Marie Dangou

World Health Organization

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Therese Lindé

Global Public Affairs Director of Elekta

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Krishnan Suthanthiran

President of TeamBest Companies and Best Cure Foundation

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Prof Otis Brawley

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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Ambassador of Tanzania to the USA

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H.E. Carlos Dos Santos

Ambassador of Mozambique to USA

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Dr John Nkengasong

Director of the The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and former Director of the Africa CDC

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Congressman Brad Wenstrup

Doctor of podiatric medicine,
Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve

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Bismack Biyombo

NBA Star

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H.E. Jessica Lapenn

.S. Ambassador to the African Union and the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Some Past Events

  • Global Health Catalyst summit @ University of Pennsylvania
    Global Health Catalyst summit @ University of Pennsylvania
    Thu, May 04
    Irvine Auditorium
    May 04, 2023, 8:00 AM EDT – May 06, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
    Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    May 04, 2023, 8:00 AM EDT – May 06, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
    Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Theme "Cancer Moonshot 2.0: win-win collaborations to advance global health and development"
  • Extending the Cancer Moonshot Globally: USA-Africa Leaders summit
    Extending the Cancer Moonshot Globally: USA-Africa Leaders summit
    Mon, Dec 12
    Washington
    Dec 12, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Washington, 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Dec 12, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Washington, 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Achieving the cancer moonshot in Africa. https://ecancer.org/en/journal/editorial/126-achieving-the-cancer-moonshot-in-africa
  • Webinar with PEPFAR Director, Ambassador John Nkengasong
    Webinar with PEPFAR Director, Ambassador John Nkengasong
    Mon, Nov 21
    Zoom
    Nov 21, 2022, 9:00 AM EST
    Zoom
    Nov 21, 2022, 9:00 AM EST
    Zoom
    PEPFAR reimagined: Strengthening USA-Africa collaborations
  • Lancet Oncology Commission Launch in Nigeria
    Lancet Oncology Commission Launch in Nigeria
    Wed, Sep 28
    Abuja
    Sep 28, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Abuja, 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama 900001, Abuja, Nigeria
    Sep 28, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Abuja, 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama 900001, Abuja, Nigeria
    Experts urge Africa to declare state of emergency on cancer
  • Lancet Oncology Commission East Africa Launch in Tanzania
    Lancet Oncology Commission East Africa Launch in Tanzania
    Mon, Sep 26
    Dar es Salaam
    Sep 26, 2022, 8:00 AM
    Dar es Salaam, 24 Kivukoni Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Sep 26, 2022, 8:00 AM
    Dar es Salaam, 24 Kivukoni Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    WHO applauds new Lancet Report on Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa https://www.afro.who.int/countries/united-republic-of-tanzania/news/who-applauds-new-lancet-report-cancer-sub-saharan-africa
  • European launch of The Lancet Oncology Commission on Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa
    European launch of The Lancet Oncology Commission on Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa
    Fri, Sep 16
    Stockholm
    Sep 16, 2022, 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden
    Sep 16, 2022, 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden
    Launch event with First Lady of Rwanda as Guest of Honor
  • Global Health Catalyst Summit @ Johns Hopkins
    Global Health Catalyst Summit @ Johns Hopkins
    Thu, Jul 07
    Hybrid (Johns Hopkins and Online)
    Jul 07, 2022, 8:00 AM – Jul 09, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Hybrid (Johns Hopkins and Online)
    Jul 07, 2022, 8:00 AM – Jul 09, 2022, 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
  • Meeting with President John Kufuor in Ghana
    Meeting with President John Kufuor in Ghana
    Thu, May 12
    Ghana
    May 12, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Ghana
    May 12, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Ghana
    Meeting during the Launch of the Lancet Oncology Commission for sub-Saharan Africa in Ghana with Guest of Honor First Lady H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
  • Collaborating with Cultural Leaders
    Collaborating with Cultural Leaders
    Wed, May 11
    Kumasi
    May 11, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana
    May 11, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Lancet Oncology Commission launch Meet the Press
    Lancet Oncology Commission launch Meet the Press
    Tue, May 10
    Accra
    May 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Accra, Accra, Ghana
    May 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Accra, Accra, Ghana
  • Lancet Oncology Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa Launch with President/Government of Ghana
    Lancet Oncology Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa Launch with President/Government of Ghana
    Tue, May 10
    Hybrid (Accra Ghana, and Online)
    May 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT
    Hybrid (Accra Ghana, and Online)
    May 10, 2022, 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: https://fb.me/e/1NKEN4Myw
  • Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit @ University of Pennsylvania
    Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit @ University of Pennsylvania
    Thu, Nov 11
    Webinar
    Nov 11, 2021, 8:00 AM
    Webinar
    Nov 11, 2021, 8:00 AM
    Webinar
    Register Now
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