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Global Health Corps Expands Opportunities For Young African Professionals With A $250,000 Grant From The ExxonMobil Foundation

The ExxonMobil Foundation today announced a $250,000 grant to the Global Health Corps allowing the program to expand opportunities for young African professionals and to create the ExxonMobil Fellowships in Global Health. The grant will support eight fellows from Africa – each of whom is paired with a young professional from the United States – committed to making a difference in global health. The Global Health Corps will give preference to applicants interested in the fight against malaria.

The Global Health Corps provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of global health issues in skills-based, year-long fellowships. Fellows are drawn from various occupations, including medicine, supply chain and procurement management, engineering and education. Assigned to a non-governmental organization in a developing country, the fellows apply their expertise to disease management and simultaneously gain first-hand experience with pressing global health issues.

"We know that by mobilizing young leaders to commit their passion and skills to global health equity, we'll not only see better solutions, but also stronger leadership and great benefit to the overall health care infrastructure in these countries,” said Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder, Global Health Corps. “The interest recent college graduates from around the world have shown in global health has been overwhelming and clearly impactful.”

Since 2009, Global Health Corps has placed 126 fellows to work in non-profit and government partners focused on healthcare delivery. Global Health Corps currently has 68 fellows working in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the United States. Fellows work on projects ranging from developing electronic medical record systems in Malawi, to counseling homeless youth in New Jersey, to constructing a world-class hospital in rural Rwanda.

Malaria is a major hindrance to economic development. The disease is estimated to cost Africa about US$12 billion annually in lost gross domestic product (GDP), slowing GDP growth by as much as 1.3 percent per year.

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