Global Health Corporate Champions Land in Accra, Ghana

Dow, PIMCO, and PwC employees work on multi-company program to advance global health
Jun 8, 2016 12:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C, June 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The inaugural Global Health Corporate Champions team—a multi-company cohort comprised of the Dow Chemical Company, PIMCO, and PwC employees—departed this week for Ghana on a four-week pro bono project designed to further strengthen the capacities of organizations striving to  increase access to quality healthcare for communities throughout the country.

“I'm excited to work with colleagues from different industries and learn from their vast corporate experiences that are different from my own,” said participant, Tim Quagliarello, Institutional Account Consultant at PIMCO. “Mostly, I'm excited to experience the culture and make an impact in Ghana.”

This eight-person cross-corporate team—drawing from their collective expertise in management, product sustainability, operations, and finance—will spend the next four weeks embedded in three powerful, social sector health organizations in Ghana.

At the same time, the GHCC Pro Bono Committee—a group of online influencers and social impact advocates in the global health and pro bono space—will amplify this transformative experience on Twitter while and after the team is in-field.  Follow and chime in to the online conversation here at #GHCCGhana

Twitter Spotlights

Carl R Hanna ‏@Carl_HannaPhD  
Manager @PwC, Health Industries Advisory, Atlanta, GA
“A couple days before leaving to Ghana. Excited about working to make a difference as Global Health Corporate Champion #GHCCGhana


Darrell Boverhof @DRBoverhof ‏Accra, Ghana
A passionate leader interested in listening and learning to enhance personal
and professional growth and drive meaningful change in EH&S and sustainability.

“A great kick off meeting today with GCNH as part of #GHCCGhana. Looking forward to making a difference! @PYXERAGlobal @DowChemical

Darrell Boverhof Accra, Ghana
“Working to define the value proposition with our pro bono client as part of #GHCCGhana

Global pro bono programs are known to accelerate difficult-to-cultivate leadership competencies—resiliency, global teaming, and contextual understanding of the business and cultural realities facing emerging markets.

“I’ll be exposed to different approaches to communication and problem solving,” said participant, Darrell Boverhof of Dow, before departing for Accra. “I see this as an opportunity and I’ll need to adapt to ensure my perspectives are conveyed and understood such that progress can be made during the short project timeframe.”

Many businesses are seeing value in contributing to strengthening global health and the communities where they operate.  In the case of the Global Health Corporate Champions, participating companies receive the added benefit of employees who will develop a point-of-view that will inform their careers for a lifetime.

 “Working with limited resources and the funding constraints of Ghana’s health sector, I’m not only going to learn more about healthcare challenges outside the US—I’ll gain a different perspective and new approaches to problem solving that I can bring back to my job at PwC,” reflected Aubrey Annan of PwC.

The Global Health Corporate Champions, facilitated by PYXERA Global, is an activity of the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II, which is implemented by the Public Health Institute and addresses immediate and emerging human capital needs in the global health sphere.

Follow the journey of the Global Health Corporate Champions on Twitter at #GHCCGhana.

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About PYXERA Global

For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

About Global Health Fellows Program (GFHP) II

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is USAID’s premier fellowship program that identifies and supports diverse, technically excellent professionals at all levels to achieve the Agency’s health priorities. USAID uses GHFP-II to address its immediate and emerging human capital needs to support and sustain the effectiveness of current and future health programs. As new health challenges emerge and complex global initiatives are created to meet them, the ability to respond effectively is crucial. The vision of GHFP-II is to develop a diverse group of global health experts by recruiting, placing, and supporting health professionals in Fellowships and Internships with USAID and partner organizations. GHFP-II is implemented by the Public Health Institute and its partners Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International, and PYXERA Global.

Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global