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Focus Area

Communicable Disease Prevention

Communicable disease is a wide-spread threat to the public’s health. Influenza and HIV/AIDS continue to be major drivers of domestic and global morbidity and mortality, and there are emerging threats such as multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

PHI applies its expertise in research, evaluation, capacity building and technological innovation to combat communicable disease in the U.S. and around the world. PHI’s research helps develop effective, culturally competent prevention strategies for sexually transmitted diseases. PHI speeds the development and adoption of new technologies to prevent and control disease transmission. Its capacity-building projects increase appropriate treatment of diseases such as tuberculosis.

Supported by a diverse group of funders, PHI offers technical expertise on a broad range of communicable disease prevention issues.


CAMI Health

CAMI Health is a global initiative that works to improve sexual and reproductive health prevention strategies, and to develop new multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that would simultaneously prevent unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other common reproductive infections. CAMI Health provides a platform for bio-tech developers, researchers, advocates and educators to coordinate efforts, spurring innovations that will empower women and adolescents and improve reproductive health.

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Global Health Leaders

Global Health Leaders runs the five-year Medtronic Philanthropy Associates Program – a Fellowship of the Public Health Institute (PHI) funded by Medtronic Philanthropy. The primary goal of the Medtronic Philanthropy Associates Program is to build local professional capacity among public health professionals to provide on-the-ground technical insight, alignment and representation for Medtronic Philanthropy’s chronic, acute and neglected disease programs in the field of non-communicable disease and chronic diseases. A second goal is to create a pool of local public health and corporate professionals who have expanded competency and acumen in business and public health through training in corporate philanthropy, public private partnerships, public health and the interface between the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors as it relates to health and the NCD crisis in the developing world. Medtronic Philanthropy Associates are local leaders who will work as Technical Advisors to advance the work of Medtronic Philanthropy in India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.


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Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)

The Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) was a youth-led global network of over 800 young people and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in over 170 countries worldwide. GYCA's mission was to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.

GYCA closed on July 31, 2016. To learn more about the closure, read the Closing Letter. GYCA's most recent tools, resources, and publications are available on its website until January 2017. After January 2017, they will remain available here.

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GOJoven is a multi-year youth development fellowship program focused on building the capacity of young leaders and their organizations in Mesoamerica to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes through reducing adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality, and HIV/STI rates and strengthen the enabling environment to sustain this progress.

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Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations

Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) aims to improve substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research and services for underserved populations, such as transgender persons, Asian and Pacific Islander men who have sex with men (MSM) and substance users. Through collaboration with targeted community members, community-based organizations and public health departments, HIPUP, led by Dr. Tooru Nemoto, strives to have a significant impact on health promotion and human rights for underserved communities locally and internationally.

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Additional PHI Projects