Global Health Fellows Program Receives $209 Million Infusion

Oct 03, 2011

According to PRNewsire, the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) is one to watch. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded it a $209.5 million grant for recruitment, placement and career development of fellows and interns both in Washington, D.C., and abroad in the Agency’s population, health and nutrition programs.

 “Our goal is to continue bringing high-caliber, diverse talent to USAID in the most efficient way possible and to ensure that fellows, and the USAID staff who support them, receive the performance support needed to be successful and produce results,” said Sharon Rudy, Ph.D., program director of GHFP.

The Public Health Institue, which runs the GHFP, plans to implement short-term, private sector fellowships. They will also continue to expand on work with USAID Foreign Services Nationals, including rotations, mentoring and exchanges. PHI is doing outreach with more than 65 universities, including schools with new and mature global health programs, to find technical talent useful to USAID.