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A New Atlanta Based Nonprofit Organization Focuses on Global Health and the Implications for Women and Girls

09 February 2020

ATLANTA, GA – Alliance for Global Health Innovation (AfGHI), a global health, non-profit organization, was launched earlier this year.  Led by a Board of internationally recognized public and private leaders, AfGHI named Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson as the founding CEO/President. She brings over twenty years of global health leadership to the role. Most recently, she was the CEO/President of Uniting for Health Innovation, formerly PAHO Foundation.

AfGHI advances a framework that calls for the creation of private and public partnerships to co-create, implement and foster solutions to the global health challenges facing families, communities and emerging economies today.  Of particular interest is the commitment to engage women and girls’ participation in public and global health leadership and economic opportunities aimed at promoting outcomes that demonstrate impact.   

AfGHI will also participate in initiatives aimed at promoting models for post-disaster recovery and precision global health, particularly in small-island nations. AfGHI will offer creative approaches in its push for equitable and accessible healthcare in the hardest-to-reach regions locally, nationally and globally, with a particular focus on women and children. When women and children have the opportunity to quality healthcare, they become connected to and vested in their family’s development,. Outcomes of these experiences lead to improved families, communities and countries” said Dr. Ward-Robinson.

AfGHI Board Chair, Simone Acha noted that AfGHI will be a strong resource in the fight to improve access and education for women, girls and for their communities globally. “Dr. Ward-Robinson’s capacity to create novel partnerships and effect sustainable outcomes, will enable AfGHI to undertake bold and innovative approaches to the development of positive health outcomes for women, girls and marginalized communities globally” said Acha.