Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international consulting company that works with clients to ensure development and worldwide delivery of health products, technologies and information.
GHS has offices in New York, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing and supports work in diverse countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. They specialize in global health communications, advocacy, research and strategy. They focus on international public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets. Their clients include foundations, industry, NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions and product development partnerships.
Global Health Strategies specializes in communications, advocacy, research and strategy. They focus primarily on public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets, and they employ a unique model that leverages the synergy between communications and advocacy. They view effective communications and advocacy as mutually reinforcing tools to impact health policies, practice and funding.
David Gold and Victor Zonana created GHS in 2002. In founding GHS, they drew upon their individual experiences in HIV activism, media, industry and government. The result was a company that leverages communications and advocacy to help organizations bring comprehensive change to international health and development.
In the years since, GHS has grown from a New York-based company serving clients based in the United States and Europe to a global network with a focus on emerging markets. The issue expertise has expanded beyond its initial grounding in infectious diseases to include a wide variety of health and development challenges, ranging from research and development to climate change to family planning services. GHS now have offices in the US, Brazil, India, China, Africa and Europe, and have expanded the client base to include philanthropies, industry, multinational organizations, NGOs and governments. The result is a collection of fully integrated offices working to address the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
At the heart of the work is the vision of a world where everyone, no matter where they live, has the chance to live a healthy life. They are helping to achieve this goal by working with clients to promote research and development for urgently needed medicines, advocate for services on behalf of at-risk populations, and strengthen the most vulnerable health systems so that they can stand resilient in the face of modern threats. The world has made remarkable progress on all of these fronts in recent decades, giving us hope, resolve and ambition to do even better in the future.
GHS develops broad-based communications strategies for organizations, products, programs and new initiatives. Their full range of services includes strategic planning, key messaging, materials development and targeted media outreach. GHS has strong relationships with opinion-leading media in the US, Europe, developing nations and emerging markets, including in print, broadcast and online news, new media, and scientific and trade publications.
GHS partners with clients to create advocacy strategies that identify and engage key constituencies and influence global policy. Specific advocacy support ranges from brokering relationships with influential stakeholders to positioning organizations and issues in ways that advance their clients’ overall objectives. GHS helps clients engage new audiences by organizing and facilitating forums for interactions with key stakeholders, policymakers and potential partners.
Research and Policy Analysis
GHS provides intelligence that enables clients to fully understand their operating and competitive environment. Through its networks, GHS is able to conduct policy and marketing research that assesses the state of the field for ongoing initiatives and new products. This support ranges from analysis of existing data to direct surveys of key stakeholders and experts.
Organizational Development and Resource Mobilization
GHS advises clients on organizational development and strategic planning, including the development of new global health campaigns and initiatives. They design, support and implement resource mobilization strategies, and facilitate contact with foundations, government agencies and international donors. They also counsel clients on institutional priorities and resource allocation to streamline efforts and maximize impact.
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