Mar 3, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 2017 GlobeMed Summit


Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gilberto Murillo and other renowned global health leaders visit Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL. – March 3, 2017

GlobeMed, a non-profit advancing global health in Africa, Asia and the Americas, is hosting its eleventh annual Summit from March 30 to April 1. Every year, the GlobeMed Summit serves as a platform for collective learning and collaboration between 300 students, grassroots leaders and global health experts from around the world.

This year’s theme, ‘Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity,’ activates a critical understanding of the intersections between global health and social justice, and helps delegates discern how their own leadership style can advance global health equity.

GlobeMed welcomes the Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Luis Gilberto Murillo, and US Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky, to give keynote addresses reflecting on ‘Courageous Public Leadership’. GlobeMed is also excited to host keynote speeches by the CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women, K. Sujata, RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima, and the founder of Children of Peace-Uganda, Jane Ekayu.

Despite celebrating a decade of youth leadership in global health last year, GlobeMed shows no signs of slowing down. For the first time since the organization’s launch in Evanston in 2007, the Summit will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago hotel on the Magnificent Mile.

Summit also provides a space for like-minded individuals to network and form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.

“My first Summit, as a GlobeMed chapter member, is where I formed close friendships with students from across the country – many that I still have to this day,” says GlobeMed Director of Partnerships, Brittany Zelch. “Summit is also where I was able to reflect on the work my chapter, GlobeMed at Northwestern, was doing with our partner in Uganda, and how our partnership, and the GlobeMed network, fit into the larger context of social justice and health equity.”

Writer Roger Thurow, innovator Edgar Cahn, the University of Chicago’s Dr. Melissa Gilliam, and Native organizer Kelly Hayes are among the seminar speakers.

Tickets for the 2017 GlobeMed Summit sessions range from $20 to $100, and an all-access conference pass is $395. To learn more about the sessions and purchase tickets, visit the event page:


Balungile Belz
Director of Communications, GlobeMed
(314) 203-9814
[email protected]


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