The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit at Harvard, is a premier yearly event designed to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities. The current main focus is on cancer: the emerging field of global radiation oncology, cancer prevention and advocacy.


  • Franklin W. Huang: GO co-founder and Harvard Medical School instructor
  • Edward J. Benz Jr: President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Felicia Knaul: Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine Director, Miami Institute for the Americas
  • Ophira Ginsburg: Medical Officer, World Health Organization
  • Vanessa Kerry: Co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Heatlh
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GHC Vision:

GHC has a dream that one day cancer will be eradicated,  and that people of all socio-economic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds will have access to quality healthcare.

GHC Approach:

To realize this dream, GHC has adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the Swahili word HARAMBEE.  This approach focuses on partnership building, leveraging ICTs/lower cost technologies, and unprecedented diaspora engagement to catalyze high impact international collaborations in cancer care, research and education that will save lives, eliminate cancer disparities, advance development.

Building on the the highly successful 2015 summit, the 2016 event will further incorporate complementary sessions in other oncology areas, enhanced by complementary outreach to industry, non-profits, policy makers, and the public. This spring, GHC looks forward to welcoming you to Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit Webpage