September 24, 2019

This is an important time for US academics and other members of the global health community to engage US government officials and the public to show the value of investing in global health. CUGH received a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to do this. In the upcoming year, we will be hosting two Global Health Capitol Hill Days, which will take place on November 19th, 2019 and April 16th, 2020. At that time, representatives from academia, NGOs, foundations and the private sector will have an opportunity to engage with federal representatives on theses issues. This initiative will also facilitate academics to connect to state representatives to achieve the project’s objectives.

We hope this effort will increase support in federal and state legislatures for US global health investments and create policies that are data-driven and sustainable.

CUGH’s Executive Director, Dr. Keith Martin, will be hosting two webinars for universities’ government relations representatives, members from academia, and the broader global health community (NGOs, foundations, the private sector) to discuss how we can collaborate to strengthen US leadership and support for investing in global health initiatives.


Keith Martin, MD, PC