During CORE Group’s flagship Global Health Practitioner Conference, Chemonics joins global community health professionals to explore innovative health models and meaningful partnerships.


Every year, CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC) convenes global community health professionals to share knowledge, evidence, and best practices. Chemonics is proud to sponsor CORE Group’s flagship annual conference, taking place in Bethesda, Maryland from May 6 to 9. The 2019 GHPC theme is partnerships and innovations for community health. More than 300 attendees will discuss scaling up known, evidence-based models and building meaningful partnerships that drive results at the community, national, regional, and global levels.

On May 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Potomac Suite, our human resources for health specialists will lead the discussion “Opportunities to Integrate and Optimize Community Health Workers in Health Systems: Global and Local Perspectives.” Highlighting experience from our USAID HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) program, the session will feature a “mock debate” to promote provocative thinking around the role of CHWs to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes.

  • Rachel Deussom (Moderator) – HRH2030 Technical Director, Chemonics
  • Leah McManus – HRH2030 Health Informatics Technical Advisor, Chemonics
  • Isaiah Ndong – former HRH2030 Senegal Project Director, Global Health Division Resource Director, Chemonics
  • Brian Rettmann – HRH2030 Botswana Project Management Unit Director, Chemonics
  • Mariam Reda – HRH2030 Mali Project Management Unit Director, Chemonics
  • Halkeno Tura – Graduate Research Assistant/PhD Student, University of Iowa

GHPC also includes knowledge sharing and skills building sessions led by CORE Group’s Technical Working Groups and Interest Groups. On May 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Room, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Working Group will host a meeting featuring our Kasia Kedzia, director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). Ms. Kedzia will explore how to use practical tools that help organizations develop MEL frameworks and operationalize theory of change.

Our Mai-Anh Hoang is not only a co-chair of the M&E Working Group but also the moderator of the GHPC concurrent session “Using Innovations and Partnerships in Digital Technologies to Strengthen Humanitarian Response.” On May 8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Judiciary Suite, panelists will explore tools and solutions that were designed for resource-rich markets and can now be used and accessed in low-resource environments.

  • Mai-Anh Hoang (Moderator) – Director, Chemonics
  • Walter Kerr – Chief of Staff, Zenysis Technologies
  • Kim Shelsby – Managing Director, Chemonics
  • Tamara Goldschmidt – Business Development Lead, BAO Systems

To learn more about GHPC, find the full conference agenda here. Follow the conversation online by following @chemonics and #GHPC19.