Center for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy

The Center for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy (CGHDD), a collaboration between UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, partners with local government leaders and research institutions to catalyze the transformation of health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Studying the means by which effective interventions are defined and implemented and drawing on the lessons learned through this research, the CGHDD aims to improve implementation of existing programs and help leaders around the world better design and manage contextually appropriate health programs and policies.

We also work with the leaders of large health care systems, primarily ministries of health, to identify specific areas of work to which the methodologies of implementation research can be applied. This approach provides support for existing national strategies while introducing a culture of data-driven decision-making.

Our work includes:

  • Supporting the work of Dr. Eric P. Goosby in his role as United Nations Special Envoy on TB
  • Partnering with Born Free Africa and the Kenyan National AIDS & STI Control Program to lead efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Developing a series of interventions to support the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s Health Sector Transformation Plan
  • Acting as policy advisor and technical resource for moving the PEPFAR-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to its next level. MEPI aims to advance PEPFAR's goal of increasing the number of new health care workers by 140,000; strengthen in-country medical education systems; and build clinical and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa as part of a strategy to retain faculty of medical schools and clinical professors.

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