September 12, 2017
Three Leading Global Health Organizations & Their Work to Address Global Health Challenges
CUGH is delighted to host a webinar with the leaders of two of its members: The Global Health Council (GHC) and the Core Group. CUGH has been working hard to connect its primarily academic membership with other parts of the global health community. GHC and CORE Group (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary), like CUGH, are working to improve the well being of people around the world but particularly those in under-serviced communities.
This webinar, with GHC’s President Loyce Pace, Core Group’s executive Director Lisa Hilmi and CUGH’s Executive Director Dr. Keith Martin, will provide you with an opportunity to learn about these three important global health organizations, ask them questions about their institution’s activities, learn how you can get involved in their activities and provide them with suggestions as to how they can address the immense challenges before us.
Lisa M. Hilmi
Executive Director, CORE Group
Lisa has an extensive career in global health, employing both human rights and community-based participatory approaches to addressing health disparities for women, children and communities. Lisa brings a wealth of experience working at multiple levels of global health from policy, research, emergency relief, workforce development, health systems strengthening, and fund raising, from local to global levels. Lisa also adds technical expertise, as a pediatric nurse with clinical experience in hospital, community, academic, and crisis settings. She has a strong commitment to partnership and collaboration.
Lisa’s research and global projects have focused on children’s health and psychosocial well-being post-disaster and post-conflict in Asia and Africa; injury surveillance/prevention and addressing health disparities, gender and water/sanitation; women’s livelihood development to improve health and nutrition, disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief; and health concerns amongst internally displaced persons and refugees in multiple countries.
She is completing a PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and has an MPH from Columbia University, a BSN from University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Political Science/Communications from Villanova. She is a Registered Nurse and nationally certified pediatric nurse.
Loyce Pace, MPH
President & Executive Director, Global Health Council (GHC)
Loyce Pace, MPH, is President and Executive Director of Global Health Council, a U.S.-based membership organization representing the collective voice of the global health community worldwide. Pace is a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates. Over the course of her career, Pace has championed policies for access to essential medicines, testified for congressional global health appropriations, and launched the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable under GHC, which convenes organizations representing multiple issues and sectors around shared advocacy goals. Pace holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Hon. Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC.
Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for Defense. In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.