CUGH Wins a Sub Award to Work with the Public Health Institute on USAID’s STAR Program to Develop Global Health Professionals and Long-Term Collaborative Partnerships

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THE FIVE-YEAR, $94 MILLION PROJECT IMPROVES THE TECHNICAL CAPACITY OF EMERGING GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS AND CREATES SUSTAINABLE INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Washington, DC (May 3, 2018) – The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is delighted to be a sub to the Public Health Institute (PHI) on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) $94 million Cooperative Agreement, the Sustaining Technical and Analytical Resources (STAR) project. Through this agreement, PHI, CUGH and the other partners (Johns Hopkins University and The University of California, San Francisco) will identify and strengthen the capacity of a diverse group of US and international professionals to make innovative and measurable contributions to the field of global health. The STAR project also focuses on building long-term partnerships between U.S. and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health-focused institutions to facilitate learning and technical excellence in global health.

The STAR project begins May 1, 2018 and will run for five years. It will strengthen USAID’s human capacity needs to respond to unforeseen global health challenges and provide technical leadership to improve systems that promote impactful collaborations across the global health community. The project fills a critical unmet need in cross-collaboration between U.S. and LMIC-based institutions to partner in ways that are respectful, empowered, effective and sustainable to support research, innovation and implementation.

“The STAR Project is an excellent fit with CUGH’s mission to improve the health of people and the planet through research, education and service. CUGH’s membership of 169 academic institutions and other global health organizations will be a valuable source of fellows, interns, potential partners and technical expertise to achieve the program’s goals”, said Dr. Keith Martin, CUGH’s executive director.

For more information contact Keith Martin MD at
executivedirector@cugh.org or call 202 974 6363.