Global health issues are not constrained by national borders. Thankfully, neither is the vital work of the United Nations. Working hand in hand with 193 countries, the UN is uniquely equipped to effectively address global health issues that threaten the lives of millions. However, the UN’s continued success relies heavily on U.S. support to fund programs that curb the devastating effects of polio, measles, and malaria worldwide.
Now more than ever, Americans need to stand up for global health programs by educating their communities and advocating to elected officials. To help Americans take action, the United Nations Foundation is offering a select group of college students the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to be outstanding advocates through the Global Health Fellowship. Global Health Fellows will work alongside UN Foundation staff to learn the ins-and-outs of advocacy through grassroots engagement and in-district advocacy.
This seven-week program will challenge students to turn their passion into action and make their voices heard to promote healthy lives for millions of men, women, and children. Graduates will be invited to join the UN Foundation’s network of champions who collaborate to empower and embolden key UN initiatives that help families survive and thrive.
|Fall 2017: Syllabus|
Applications for the Global Health Fellowship are now closed. For questions, please reach out to Wes Rogerson (WRogerson@unfoundation.org), or call (202) 862-6309.