Openings for Global Health Corporate Champions in Accra Ghana

Openings for Global Health Corporate Champions in Accra Ghana

Employees From Multiple Companies to Form Pro Bono Team With Support From USAID

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2016 /3BL Media/- Global Health Corporate Champions is making pro bono experiences more accessible and affordable for companies interested in exploring pro bono in a critical emerging market. PYXERA Global is fielding a multi-corporate, cross functional team of 10-12 professionals for a four-week assignment in Accra, Ghana in June, 2016, under the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II.

Openings are still available for interested companies to place individual employees in this innovative new program. 

"This initiative is a new way to engage companies to contribute their most valuable resources -- their people -- to make a difference in global health,” said Sharon Rudy, Ph.D., Director of the Global Health Fellows Program II, implemented by the Public Health Institute.

The Global Health Corporate Champions will work with local organizations addressing issues regarding water and sanitation, food and nutrition, gender equality and empowerment, and health system strengthening.  Although the focus will be on critical public health issues, selected professionals with a variety of business and operational expertise from companies across industry sectors are needed to help host client organizations address operational needs and improve their ability to serve their communities.

"The Global Health Champions Corps gives private sector companies a vehicle to complement the efforts of USAID to help address some of the deepest health challenges facing the world today,” said Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global. “A tri-sector approach is essential to this and we're excited to see where this pilot takes us.”

"We're already seeing an interest from companies representing a variety of sectors, including finance, professional services and medical technology, that you wouldn't necessarily expect,” said Amanda MacArthur, VP, Global Pro Bono and Engagement, PYXERA Global. “They're interested for a number of reasons, ranging from taking part in the rising pro bono movement to raising employees' global leadership competencies.”

Global pro bono program participants gain an extraordinary and accelerated professional development experience; local clients gain an infusion of talent and experience to meet critical needs which would otherwise be unmet, and sponsoring companies gain authentic reputations for social responsibility, insights into new markets, and employees with honed global leadership skills.

For more information on the program or indicate interest, see Global Health Corporate Champions website.


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 the Global Health Fellows Program II

The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFPII) is implemented for USAID by the Public Health Institute and its partners Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International, and PYXERA Global. The program helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs that support and sustain the effectiveness of USAID’s 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 diversify the global health workforce with technically excellent and culturally competent experts. The program recruits, places, and supports health professionals at all levels through fellowships and internships with USAID’s Global Health bureau. PYXERA Global works to link corporate expertise into USAID’s strategy to create new synergies to address complex global health challenges.

Contact: Katie Levey
Director of Media Relations, PYXERA Global