About Us

Our Mission

CGHPI works to sustainably improve health outcomes through the generation and translation of scientific evidence into policy and practice.

Our Vision

A world in which all countries equitably protect and improve the health and well-being of their populations.

Our Story

The Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) is a leader in advancing innovations to solve intractable global health challenges. Founded in 2019 by the Honorable Mark Dybul and Dr. Deus Bazira, CGHPI is currently directed by Dr. Bazira. Our founding and continuing impetus for our work is rooted in our commitment to enhance the sustainability of global health interventions. We are cognizant of the increasing disease burden; declining global financial resources for health; persistent inefficient vertical programming mechanisms; slow uptake of local innovations; widening gap between research, evidence, knowledge, and action, and; hence the need for new ideas, new transformative approaches and bold solutions that are people-centered, locally led and sustainable for more resilient health systems.

Based at Georgetown University Medical Center, CGHPI has operations in more than 12 countries. We have grown significantly in a short time, both in scale, people, and partnerships. Guided by our mission and servant leadership ethos, we leverage the deep expertise of our faculty, staff, and students to advance cutting-edge sustainable solutions in broad areas of global health including infectious and non-infectious diseases, health security, health leadership and governance and application of technology solutions in health. Our work is informed by unique approaches anchored in integrated delivery, behavioral, epidemiology, and data science plus human-centered design. We start with the end in mind and approach each challenge we seek to solve through intentional and structured interdisciplinary methods to ensure sustainable improvement in health outcomes and health institutional capabilities.

We are proud to be associated with a university that is committed to social justice and the common good, intellectual openness, and international character. We partner with other centers, institutes, and schools at Georgetown that strive to enhance global health outcomes. We also partner with governments, industry, civil society, the private sector, and philanthropic organizations to co-design and co-implement innovative solutions.