The Birth of Global Health Charities (GHC)
The belief that all human beings, regardless of socio-economic status, should have the opportunity to strive for their full potential is the guiding principle that has driven Patricia Williams to found Global Health Charities (GHC). Growing up in Asia, and working for 18 years at a Catholic nonprofit international health organization, Ms. Williams saw first-hand the striking discrepancies in health outcomes between wealthy and poor countries.
As President and Founder of Global Health Services Network LLC (GHSN), Ms. Williams made a commitment that she would someday create an nonprofit organization whose mission would be to enhance equitable access to healthcare education in developing and emerging countries.
That promise kept, GHC was founded in January 2014. In August 2014, Susan McAdams joined Ms. Williams as GHC’s Executive Director. Ms. Williams serves as Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Earl Bridges serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Read more about the board in the “Our Team” section.
Our programs include:
1) Soliciting, funding, designing and implementing programs that contribute to the education, skills and competency levels of healthcare professionals in developing and emerging countries;
2) Providing support, funding, design and/or implementation of patient care and patient education activities to reduce mortality and improve the health status of global communities;
3) Pursuing any other projects that support #1 and #2, such as providing equipment, supplies, and other necessary assistance.
GHC envisions a world where:
-all people have access to quality healthcare services
-health care professionals have access to world-class education and training
-collaborative efforts result in transformational healthcare change
-a “servant leader” mindset of respect and compassion for the poor and disenfranchised
-the potential of every human being
-positive, energized collaboration with stakeholders and partners