Barbara Bush and Adanna Chukwuma from Global Health Corps ask innovators to recognize the urgency of getting health care access and education to developing countries.
Barbara Bush, Executive Director, Co-founder - Global Health Corps
Adanna Chukwuma, Division of Strategic Health Planning; and Health Policy Fellow - Global Health Corps, City of Newark, New Jersey
Barbara Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Over the past two years, Global Health Corps has placed 126 fellows from nine 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, and the United States. Before joining GHC, Barbara worked in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. After graduating college, she worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and PSI. She is a Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation, which selected Global Health Corps as one of the 14 most innovative social start-ups worldwide out of 1500 applicants. Barbara Bush graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.
Adanna Chukwuma is Health Policy Fellow for Global Health Corps at Division of Strategic Health Planning, City of Newark, New Jersey.