The Center for Innovation in Global Health

Building lasting solutions to global health challenges through research, programs, and policy

The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) partners with governments, civil society, and others to develop and advance scalable public health solutions around the world. Established by Dr. Charles Holmes, CIGH brings together a multi-disciplinary team with a track record of tackling some of the toughest challenges in public health.

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CIGH director calls for urgently needed PEPFAR Reauthorization on World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day 2023, Center for Innovation in Global Health Director Dr. Charles Holmes pens an opinion piece in The Hill, “Focus on what matters: PEPFAR’s role in making the world healthier and more secure,” urging Congress to act immediately pass a clean 5-year PEPFAR reauthorization and full funding. He highlights a new Bipartisan Policy Center poll conducted by Morning Consult that demonstrates powerful bipartisan support for investments in global health and the lifesaving PEPFAR program.

Georgetown Center for Innovation in Global Health statement on the Government of Malawi launching new initiative to accelerate an end to Malawi’s HIV epidemic

CIGH is proud to partner with the Government of Malawi, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and PEPFAR launching long-acting Injectable PrEP PathToScale Initiative in Malawi. Led by the Ministry of Health, the National AIDS Commission, and the Blantyre and Lilongwe District and City Councils, with support from the Georgetown Center for Innovation in Global Health, this new three-year, $15.3 million public private partnership will bring long-acting injectable PrEP to Malawi.

The Blantyre Prevention Strategy launches a new website to share project findings, updates, conference presentations, and more.
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As part of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa 2023 (ICASA), CIGH and PEPFAR co-hosted a session, “Catalyzing a sustainable HIV prevention agenda: Strengthening national and sub-national health systems.” The session featured leaders from Malawi, Rwanda, and Kenya discussing their approaches building sustainable, cohesive, and integrated programs for HIV prevention, including Malawi’s Blantyre Prevention Strategy. Leaders from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNAIDS and PEPFAR also reflected on these learnings and their relevance to evolving global strategies.

Additionally, CIGH and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) co-hosted a session, “A Whole Government Approach: Addressing a Multi-layered Challenge of New HIV Infections, SGBV and Adolescent Pregnancy (Triple Threat).” The discussion underscores the links between these three challenges and emphasizes the importance of human-centered solutions that holistically address these issues across government and sectors.

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