Recorded June 23, 2020.

Global Health Corps (GHC) Co-Founder and Board Chair Barbara Bush and GHC CEO Heather Anderson discuss the origins and evolution of the Global Health Corps organization during the rapidly evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic at a time of worldwide unrest over systemic injustice. Hear stories from GHC Fellows who gained firsthand perspectives leading Africa through pressing global health challenges, including their COVID-19 response.

About Angel Chelwa

Angel Chibuye Chelwa is a vocal women’s rights and health equity advocate. In her role as Managing Director for mPharma in Zambia, she connects patients, doctors, and pharmacies to expand access to quality medicines across East and Southern Africa. As a 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellow at Population Council in Zambia, Angel collaborated with five other fellows to organize “Don’t MINImize Me,” a march to raise awareness of street harassment in Lusaka. Her work has been spotlighted by and AbbVie Foundation. Angel has moderated high-level panels on universal health coverage in Zambia and continues to be a passionate champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

About Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is the Co-founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps (GHC). Since 2009, GHC has fostered almost 1,000 young leaders who believe health is a human right and who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. In 2018, Barbara was recognized as a Skoll Foundation Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship and in 2015 she was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI, and the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council.

About Heather Anderson

As GHC’s CEO, Heather provides the leadership, management, and vision to drive the organization’s mission to mobilize a global community of health equity leaders. Her previous experience spans both public and private sectors, including Planned Parenthood Global, Global Health Strategies and Accenture. She studied business at University of Michigan and received her MPH from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

About Mwiche Siame

An epidemiologist by training, Mwiche Siame is a passionate advocate for women’s health and diversifying health leadership. She is currently a Strategic Information Officer at The Ministry of Health, Zambia where she served as a 2015-2016 Global Health Corps fellow. Mwiche ensures the availability of quality data to guide decision making and policy direction on a national level, with a particular focus on HIV and cervical cancer programming. She also trains program officers and health workers to measure performance and improve health outcomes. Mwiche has presented her work at global conferences, including the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Symposium and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference.