Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit


Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115

The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit at Harvard, is a premier yearly event designed to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities, with main focus on cancer and related diseases. The GHC is seed-funded by the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.

Catalyzing collaborations, powerful talks, international panels, Networking,  Poster sessions, exhibits, Awards, Workshops, Knowledge sharing.

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 dream, we have adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the Swahili word HARAMBEE.  This approach focuses on building collaborations, leveraging ICTs/lower cost technologies, and unprecedented diaspora engagement to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities, save lives, advance development. 

New international and cross-disciplinary collaborations to eliminate cancer, global radiation oncology online courses, co-mentored diaspora-funded research microgrants, telemedicine and virtual medical missions, awards, unprecedented partnerships with sports, religion, industry, diaspora, to address global health disparities, ICT-powered research and education programs, knowledge sharing, publications, including yearly summit proceedings, catalyzing establishment/support for cancer  centers in Africa, networking with global health stakeholders from across the world, etc