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Global Health Leaders

Project Director(s)

Esther Tahrir

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.