PYXERA Global Announces Global Health Corporate Champions II Cohort

Participants from Dow, WE Communications, PIMCO, and SAP Selected for Immersive Leadership Experience in Ghana
Jan 10, 2017 9:05 AM ET

WASHINGTON D.C., January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global is thrilled to announce that the second Global Health Corporate Champions cohort will include the Dow Chemical Company, WE Communications, PIMCO, and SAP. The Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC) is an activity of U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II. The team will deploy in February 2017 to Accra, Ghana for a four-week immersive leadership experience.

“The Global Health Corporate Champions initiative is an incredible opportunity to leverage the corporate sector’s boundless pool of talent to help tackle pressing global health issues,” said GHFP-II Program Director Sharon Rudy, Ph.D. “By tapping into these corporate leaders’ business and organizational expertise, we are reinforcing USAID’s culture of innovation and sending a message that the business community is a key partner in improving health outcomes around the world. The Global Health Corporate Champions is a wonderful example of public-private partnerships in action and GHFP-II is proud to support this work.”

The GHCC II cohort will include 14 participants who will leverage their business and operational expertise to improve the effectiveness of local organizations to meet the needs of their stakeholders. Teams will work on deliverable-based with organizations working on issues include clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition security, health system strengthening, and gender inclusion and empowerment.

The second cohort comprises participants representing returning companies from the first cohort as well as companies new to GHCC. WE Communications is a new company joining this year’s cohort. Kate Richmond, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at WE Communications said, 

“WE Communications employees are storytellers at heart. We are thrilled to partner with PYXERA Global to give our employees the opportunity to travel overseas and use their storytelling and communications skills to support community development. We can’t think of a better way to invest in our employees, support their life and career goals, and deliver transformative storytelling. Our team members are honored to share their skills and grateful for the opportunity to learn from a new challenge.”

PIMCO participated in the first ever GHCC cohort in 2016 and will participate again this year. Sarah Middleton, PIMCO Foundation Executive Director said,

“GHCC offers cultural immersion, cross-company collaboration, and an opportunity to problem-solve in an entirely new way – all facets that gave our PIMCO employees a multi-dimensional leadership experience unlike any other. Our 2016 participants returned home with new approaches to their work and relationships, and a renewed appreciation for the power of collaboration. We are excited to join again this year.”



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 Global Health Bureau leverages GHFP-II to address its immediate and emerging human capital needs to support and sustain the effectiveness of its current and future health programming. As new global health challenges emerge and complex initiatives are created to meet them, the ability to respond effectively is critical. GHFP-II is implemented by the Public Health Institute and its partners Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International, and PYXERA Global.

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