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Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR)

STAR is a five-year USAID-funded Fellowship project that improves the knowledge and skills of US and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) professionals and institutions engaged in global health. Partners include Johns Hopkins University, University of California, San Francisco, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

Program Director(s)

David Hausner

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STAR Project

STAR provides participants with immersive job placements in USAID Missions and global health organizations with support services designed to build their capacity and contribute technical expertise to address high-impact needs. STAR Fellows and Interns participate in customized learning activities to enhance knowledge and skills, and support career development. STAR is working with Ministries of Health, private companies, NGOs, and academic institutions to meet complex global health challenges.

Here's How We're Making a Difference

Building A Powerful Network of Multidisciplinary, Multinational, Multicultural Global Health Professionals

PHI’s Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) strengthens the capacity of global health professionals, organizations, and companies so they can implement stronger programs, achieve better results, and make a bigger impact in the global health field. By building unique partnerships with diverse stakeholders—with Ministries of Health, private sector companies, NGOs, and academic institutions—STAR is building a powerful network of multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicultural global health professionals, ready to meet complex global health challenges.

STAR’s Fellowship and Internship program creates opportunities for tailored individual learning and growth opportunities, allowing their Fellows and Interns to participate in customized and curated learning activities that enhance knowledge and skills, expand professional networks, and support career development. In 2020, STAR placed Fellows and Interns in 23 countries globally: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia. A study of STAR fellows found that 100% of Fellows were likely to recommend STAR to colleagues, and 91% of Fellows agree they gained knowledge for their roles.

STAR is a five-year project of the Public Health Institute, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, University of California, San Francisco, and Consortium of Universities for Global Health.