For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

In our first blog post in this Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health project series, we shared our hopes for a brighter future in 2016. While the year has indeed been a tumultuous one, in some parts of the world there have been bright spots. Just weeks ago, the Colombian Congress approved a revised peace accord … Continue reading For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

Open dialogue is a cornerstone of building trust and understanding as it provides a platform to share perspectives, exchange ideas, and bridge differences. For Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent Colombian medical doctor, university professor, and human rights activist, creating a space to expand Colombia’s political and social discourse beyond the dominant voices of his time, … Continue reading Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

Women in Entrepreneurship Fellowship: One Year Later

Since our Women in Entrepreneurship Fellowship took place last October in Jordan, the program alumni have had some notable successes, interesting pivots, and of course, plenty of challenges, as is common for early stage businesses. The technical training provided during the program was helpful to many, shaping the way they approached their target markets, finessed their financials, and fine-tuned … Continue reading Women in Entrepreneurship Fellowship: One Year Later

An Interview with Advisory Board Member Barbara P. Bush

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush, the CEO and co-founder of the Global Health Corps (GHC), a global leadership development organization focused on health equity, to Open Hands Initiative’s (OHI) Advisory Board.  Through GHC, Barbara has built a global community of nearly 600 young leaders, representing 30 countries and a wide range of expertise, … Continue reading An Interview with Advisory Board Member Barbara P. Bush

Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

This post first appeared on the Huffington Post. Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter’s January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today: “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure … Continue reading Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs