Despite the challenge of the past year, 2020 will be remembered as the year of an innovation revolution for the life sciences and health technology industries—especially in Georgia.
In the past 12 months, we’ve seen astonishing advances in public health and drug development, as well as an unprecedented effort to collaborate and respond rapidly to health crises and inequity that will bring us out of the pandemic and into a new era of medical innovation—thanks to your hard work, leadership, and dedication.
I want to close out this year by thanking the Center for Global Health Innovation community and reflecting on your many achievements this year—from the launch of Georgia Bio’s new strategic plan to foster innovation and the growth of the life sciences ecosystem, to the expansion of the BioEd Institute and alliances to improve healthcare access, to actions taken to tackle health inequities, like bringing much-needed coronavirus testing to underserved communities with the Global Health Crisis Coordination Center, and developing the PAVE tool to help decisionmakers prioritize socioeconomic disadvantages and economic recovery in their vaccine distribution plans.
Watch our holiday video message highlighting these accomplishments:
While I know many of you won’t get much of a break quite yet, I hope you get a chance to rest, rejuvenate, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones, even virtually. I look forward to seeing you in a much brighter 2021—thanks to science, innovation, and Georgia’s outstanding life sciences and global health industries.
Happy Holidays! Maria Thacker-Goethe CEO, Center for Global Health Innovation President & CEO, Georgia Bio
Donate to CGHI this holiday season
This holiday season, please consider donating to the Center for Global Health Innovation or one of our divisions. You can donate here or donate Stock here and select “Center for Global Health Innovation” as the organization. Addittionally, if you have any packaging materials (boxes, bubble wrap, etc.) leftover – we can use them at our Equipment Depot. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate for packaging materials.
GHC3 is a division of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI). The Center for Global Health Innovation is an Atlanta based 501(c)3 organization that was launched in 2019 to bring together diverse Global Health, Health Technology and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate and activate solutions to enhance human health outcomes around the world. At its core, CGHI will orchestrate programs that promote cross discipline cooperation to strengthen capabilities, accelerate problem solving and respond to global health crises. The Center will continue to support its subsidiary organizations, Georgia Bio and Georgia Global Health Alliance and is standing up a permanent Global Health Crisis Coordination Center to bringing to bear the best private sector and public sector capabilities and experience in times of need.