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About Us

Catalyzing high impact win-win collaborations for global health and development

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Our Vision

Global Health Catalyst summits are all about catalyzing win-win collaborations to eliminate health disparities and advance development in the USA and globally

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 health care.

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Our Approach

To realize this dream, we have adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the word UBUNTU. Popularized worldwide by Nobel Prize winners Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, ubuntu signifies the idea that “I am because we are,” or human connectedness. This ethos rings particularly true in today’s hyperconnected world, where we all share in the bounty of the expanding internet, advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) with artificial intelligence and where local health has become global health and vice versa. Activities to realize this dream can be classified into 4 areas: Education, Research, Care and Outreach with unique focus on leveraging:

  • advanced information and communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence

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

  • support for highly innovative high quality low cost approaches and technologies for eliminating global health disparities.

  • partnerships with governments, global health leaders, celebrity advocates, academia, healthcare industry and NGOs

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Funding support


Funding Support Support from the National Cancer Institute



Prof Wil Ngwa, Principal Investigator of NIH Funding support for the GHC summits

Founding Director of  the Global Health Catalyst


Dr Stephen Avery,
Principal Investigator of NIH Funding support for the GHC summits

Director Global Health Catalyst Summit UPENN


Prof  Saiful Huq,
Past President AAPM

Co-Director and Lead for USA-Asia collaborations

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Business Conference

GHC summit  leaders/chairs/advisers

 Regularly updated

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Prof Felicia Knaul

Director, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas
Professor, University of Miami

Prof Ahmed Elzawawy

Chair of the GHC win-win initiative

Prof David Kerr

Professor of Cancer Medicine, Oxford University, Chair AfrOx-H clinical trials network initiative


Prof Akila Viswanathan

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Prof Gary Strichartz

Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of Pain Research Center, BWH

Eric Broyles

President and Founder of NanoCan Therapeutics Corporation

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Professor Paul Nguyen

Professor, Harvard Medical School

Melvin Foote

Chair, government leaders and policy session

Prof Ric Marlink

Director of Rutgers Global Health Institute


Dr Brylyne Chitsunge

Pan-African Ambassador for food security

Profesor Twalib Ngoma

Vice Chancellor Global Oncology University

Prof Kenneth Ngwa

Chair of the Religion and Global Health forum


Professor Elizabeth Jaffee

The Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Professor of Oncology,  
Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Dr Christian Ntizimira

Director of Africa Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, Rwanda

Professor Bashkim Ziberi

University of Tetovo, Macedonia

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Prof Sulma Mohammed

Purdue University

Professor Eduardo Cazap

Founder and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM),

Dr Lydia Asana

Chair of the Young GHC catalysts


Professor Riccardo Audisio

President of the European Society of Surgical Oncology

Dr Tommy Shavers

Chair of Sports and Health/Integrative medicine session

Kwanele Asante

Chair advocacy session


Holger Wirtz

Chair GHC summits Germany

Vivian Birchall

Media and diaspora coordinator

Dr Rebecca Buecker

Diaspora Tumor boards coordinator

Join Us

The summits feature:

  • high impact collaboration sessions,

  • powerful talks,

  • international panels,

  • Networking,

  • Poster sessions,

  • exhibits,

  • Awards,

  • Workshops,

  • Knowledge sharing.

  • seed-funding opportunities for collaborations

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Upcoming Events

  • Global Health Catalyst Summit Bangladesh
    Sep 16, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM GMT+6
    Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    First Major Global Health Catalyst summit in Asia
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