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Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health at the National, Municipal, and Community Levels - A Workshop

Project Scope:

An ad hoc planning committee will be appointed to plan a two-day public workshop focused on the facilitation of enabling environments conducive to the creation and sustainability of public-private partnerships at the national, municipal, and community levels. The workshop will focus on sharing models of engagement between private sector actors; in-country government PPP units and ministries; the intermediaries that enable these partnerships; and municipal and community-level business owners and intermediaries with the goals of defining the conditions necessary for businesses to partner and develop within a region and to share best practices of how to make a country or municipal area PPP-ready. The workshop will focus on lessons learned, and best practices within the following dimensions of partnership engagement:

  • Partnership Utility: Including the importance of partnerships between public, private, NGOs and civil society who work on the national, municipal, and community levels.


  • Partnership Operations: Including the enabling conditions necessary for national/international businesses and small to medium businesses/startups to establish strong partnerships with the public sector in order to facilitate greater sustainability and economic development at the national, municipal, and community levels, as well as an examination of the enabling conditions needed to create “win-win” national, municipal, and community level partnerships.


  • Partnership Accountability: Including the role of trust, relationship equity, and the regulatory environment in the context of partnerships at the national, municipal, and community levels.

The planning committee will develop the workshop agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A proceedings-in-brief of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.


Status: Current

PIN: HMD-BGH-19-06

RSO: Hamilton, Liza


Board on Global Health


Food and Nutrition
Health and Medicine
Policy for Science and Technology

Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Allison Goldberg - (Co-Chair)
Allison Goldberg, M.A., Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the AB InBev Foundation. Dr. Goldberg, who held the position of Vice President, Strategy & Programs from May 2017 to July 2018, is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Foundation’s strategic vision according to its guiding principles of transparency, supporting local leadership, and maintaining academic integrity. Dr. Goldberg also serves as Secretary of the Foundation’s of Board of Directors. Previously, Dr. Goldberg was Director of Global Corporate Affairs at AB InBev. In this role, Dr. Goldberg worked across AB InBev and with outside experts to develop the architecture and strategy for the Global Smart Drinking Goals (GSDG) and the Together for Safer Roads initiative, a cross-industry coalition working to improve road safety globally. She represented AB InBev on the Health and Medicine Division’s (previously the Institute of Medicine) Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health & Safety and managed AB InBev’s Global Advisory Council, an external board of global thought and business leaders, which provided insight and guidance to the company’s executive leadership on issues critical to the business and to the world. Prior to joining AB InBev, Dr. Goldberg worked at the consulting firm Abt Associates and held positions as a researcher at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University. She also served as a consultant in Johnson and Johnson’s Global Health Division, working with the Vice President of Global Health, to promote public health policy programs. A recognized expert in public health, Dr. Goldberg earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public Health and Political Science from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She is a 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and holds an academic appointment as a lecturer at Columbia University.
Clarion E. Johnson - (Co-Chair)
Clarion Johnson, M.D., co-chair of the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, served as Global Medical Director of ExxonMobil Corporation until his retirement in 2013. Currently, Dr. Johnson is a consultant to ExxonMobil, the immediate past Chair of the Joint Commission’s International and Resource Boards and a member of the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council. He serves on several boards including the Bon Secours Hospital System; the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Public Health; and the Board of the Milbank Memorial Fund. Dr. Johnson previously served on the U.S. National Academies’ Board on Global Health. Dr. Johnson also has a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary appointment to The NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Advisory Board and was a member of Virginia Governor's Task Force on Health reform and co-chair, Insurance Reform Task Force. He is the past chair of Virginia Health Care Foundation and the Board of City Lights Charter School in Washington, D.C. He served as advisor and lecturer in the Harvard Medical School’s department of continuing education "Global Clinic Course" 2005-2008. In 2013 he received the President’s Award from the Oil and International Petroleum Industry Environment Conservation Association (IPIECA) and Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) for contributions to health and in 2012, he was the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Award for Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility. In 2011, he received a medal from the French Army’s Institute De Recherche Biomedical for Project Tetrapole—a public-private partnership in malaria research. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and member of its Board of Trustees and the Yale School of Medicine. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, he also trained as a microwave researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Occupational Medicine.
Jo I. Boufford
Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., is co-chair of the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety and immediate past President of The New York Academy of Medicine. She is a Clinical Professor of Global Public Health at the College of Global Public Health at New York University, where she is also Professor of Public Service, Health Policy, and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She served as Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University from June 1997 to November 2002. Prior to that, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from November 1993 to January 1997, and as Acting Assistant Secretary from January 1997 to May 1997. While at HHS, she was the U.S. representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1994–1997. She served in a variety of senior positions and as President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal system in the United States, from December 1985 until October 1989. Dr. Boufford was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) in Washington, D.C. for 1979–1980. She currently serves on the boards of the United Hospital Fund and the Health Effects Institute. She was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine in 1992 and served on its Board on Global Health and Board on African Science Academy Development. She served two four year terms as the Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine between 2010 and 2014 and was elected to membership for the National Academy of Public Administration in 2015. She received Honorary Doctorate of Science degrees from the State University of New York, Brooklyn, (1992), New York Medical College, (2007), Pace University, (2011) and Toledo University, (2012). She has been a Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine since 1988 and a Trustee since 2004. Dr. Boufford attended Wellesley College for two years and received her B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, and her M.D., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Medical School. She is Board Certified in pediatrics.
Bruce Compton
Bruce Compton is Senior Director of international outreach for the Catholic Health Association (CHA) of the United States. He is based in the association's St. Louis office. Mr. Compton is responsible for assisting and supporting CHA-member organizations in their outreach activities in the developing world. His duties include facilitating collaboration among CHA-member organizations and others, seeking to enhance the impact of international ministries. Additionally, he is responsible for education regarding international outreach issues and encouraging CHA members' participation in various activities of international ministry. Mr. Compton lived in Haiti from 2000 to 2002, and he continued to work in support of health missions in the developing world after he returned to the U.S. He did so in his capacity as founding president and chief executive of Springfield, Illinois–based Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, a ministry organization bringing surplus medical supplies from Midwest hospitals to medical missions in the developing world.
Trevor Gunn
Trevor Gunn, Ph.D., is Vice President of International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company. He was formerly a long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS)—the clearinghouse for U.S. government information for doing business in the former Soviet Union. He has served continuously for the past 27 years as Adjunct Professor at CERES/School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is also a Vicennial Silver Medalist. He has worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden, Dover Elevator Corporation (now ThyssenKrupp of Germany), International Executive Service Corps and on the staffs of the former San Francisco Mayor and two U.S. Senators from California. He sits on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and is an official Trade Advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in the “Industry Trade Advisory” system of the U.S. government. Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Washington Export Council (Washington, D.C.), on the Board of Advisers of the Washington International Business Council, Chair of the Executive Council on Diplomacy, on the the Board of the Center for Citizens Initiatives (San Francisco) and on the Board of Advisors of the University of Wisconsin (Madison)’s CIBER (International Business) program. He received his B.A. from University of San Francisco and his Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1992.
Shawn Standridge
Shawn Standridge, D.O., M.B.A., M.S., is the Global Medical Director for Procter and Gamble (P&G) Corporation. He has led Procter and Gamble’s strategic expansion from Occupational Health to Employee WellBeing and Global Health. Viewing the health and wellbeing of every employee is essential for sustainable innovation and success. P&G established a globally consistent standard for Employee Health and Well-Being, investing effort to ensure each employee has access and resources needed to protect and promote their personal health. Managing over 140 Vibrant Living Health Centers across 42 countries, P&G uses 300,000 Employee visits each year as an opportunity to “inspire meaningful, happy, healthy lives.” With employees bringing out their best at home and within their communities, P&G’s WellBeing strategy is creating new opportunities to improve Global Health and Corporate Citizenship through Community Impact, Diversity and Inclusion and Gender Equality.
Katherine Taylor
Katherine Taylor, Ph.D., M.Sc., is the Associate Director and Director of Global Health Training with an appointment in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Notre Dame. In her current position, she serves as the university liaison for a number of international global health partnerships. She is also actively involved in training and global health education as the Director of the Master of Science in Global Health Program. Her research experience includes 14 years in Kenya, initially employed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on malaria research projects in collaboration with the U.S. Army and the Kenya Medical Research Institute. The last 10 years in Kenya, she worked on the immunology of African trypanosomes in livestock at the International Livestock Research Institute and served as the Project Leader for Immunology and Vaccine Development. Dr. Taylor left Kenya in 2001 to join the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases as a Program Officer. There, she developed and led a new Drug Development Section within the Office of Biodefense that funded a portfolio of contracts for the development of new drugs against high priority biothreats. Dr. Taylor is a past chair of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Committee for Global Health, serves on the Program Committee of the Society; and serves on the board of Catholic Medical Mission Board. Dr. Taylor earned a B.Sc. from Purdue University, M.Sc. from University of Notre Dame, and Ph.D. from the Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium.



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The National Academies' Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety is convening a 1.5 day workshop to examine the enabling environments for public-private partnerships (PPP's) at the national, municipal, and community levels. Panelists will provide case studies that focus on the mechanics of building a partnership in a region, the conditions the private sector needs to establish itself in a region, and how a country becomes PPP-ready to accept private partners.


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Claire Moerder
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3264

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