Global Health Catalyst Summit
About Us


Our Vision

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, Ministries of Health, celebrity advocates, academia, healthcare industry and NGOs

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Business Conference

GHC summit 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 John Wong

Professor @ Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director of Medical Physics


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 Marikki Laiho

Director  Division of Molecular and Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr Christian Ntizimira

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

Professor Saiful Huq

Chair of the Board of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Dr Curtiland Deville

Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center
Associate Professor

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


Funding support


Dr Wil Ngwa, Principle Investigator of NIH Funding support for the GHC summits

Founding Director of the Global Health Catalyst Summits. Director Global Health Catalyst


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

Director Global Health Catalyst Summit UPENN


Funding Support Support from the National Cancer Institute



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


Upcoming Events

  • Extending the Cancer Moonshot Globally: USA-Africa Leaders summit
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM
    Washington, 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Achieving the cancer moonshot in Africa.