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Barbara Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. Since 2009, Global Health Corps has placed 322 young leaders from sixteen countries to work with non-profit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, and the United States. Before joining GHC, Barbara worked in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design thinking programs for high school students and faculty across the US. She has worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. She has traveled with the UN World Food Programme, focusing on the importance of nutrition. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI, Friends of the Global Fight for AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council. She is a Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur, a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation. Barbara was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year in 2011 and one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact in 2013. Barbara Bush graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.

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How Can Men Help Stop The Spread of HIV to Infants and Children?

(5) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 12:55 PM

The past fifteen years have shown major improvements in ending the AIDS epidemic globally: the number of people newly infected by HIV has declined by 38 percent since 2001 and AIDS related deaths have fallen by 35 percent since 2005.

However, these promising statistics mean...

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Finding the Path of Global Service

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 11:54 AM

As a 21-year-old junior in college, I thought my career path was fairly clear. A love for design led me to major in architecture, and I spent the summer of 2003 interning with a design firm in New York City. Yet it was the two weeks I took off from...

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Taking Care of the Mothers Who Take Care of Us

(17) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 12:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Mother's Day is next month, and it is an opportunity for each of us...

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Honoring Mothers on International Women's Day

(3) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 7:00 AM

This International Women's Day, Global Health Corps (GHC) honors the hard work of our female fellows, staff and supporters as well as the mothers, grandmothers and all of the other women worldwide who ensure their families receive the vital and necessary care they need to live full and healthy lives....

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Let's Take Action For Global Health

(20) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 10:19 AM

Not long ago, in Jinja, Uganda, along the grassy, damp banks of the Nile, I sat with six fellows from Global Health Corps, the organization that I helped to found in 2008. Global Health Corps is dedicated to the premise that Health is a Human Right. We bring...

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Empowering Leaders, Building Communities And Working Toward Global Health Equity

(16) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 10:00 AM

In 2003, on a trip to Africa for the launch of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), I met a little girl whose mother brought her to the launch ceremony. I guessed she was three. Though she was too weak to stand at the event, I assumed she...

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