Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Program

Global Health Leaders

Global Health Leaders runs the five-year Medtronic Foundation Associates Program – a Fellowship of the Public Health Institute (PHI) funded by Medtronic Foundation.

The primary goal of the Medtronic Foundation Associates Program is to build local professional capacity among public health professionals to provide on-the-ground technical insight, alignment and representation for Medtronic Foundation’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 Foundation Associates are local leaders who will work as Technical Advisors to advance the work of Medtronic Foundation in India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.

Program Director(s)

Esther Tahrir

Program Site

globalhealthleaders.org


Here's How We're Making a Difference

Addressing NCDs through Public-Private Partnerships

By designing and staffing corporate fellowship programs, the Global Health Leaders initiative improves health outcomes in South Africa, India, Brazil, and the U.S. With partner Medtronic Philanthropy, associates create access to care and management for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease and diabetes.