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Why Atlanta is the Center for Global Health

As home to 15 Fortune 500 headquarters and other corporate giants with global reach, Atlanta is uniquely positioned for a critical role in the global community. Companies like Delta, UPS and Coca-Cola are using their influence and capacity to drive global health initiatives.


Atlanta-based health organizations like the CDC, The Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center, CARE and American Cancer Society are leading critical initiatives and reaching pivotal milestones to eradicate human suffering and disease on nearly every continent.


Research institutions across metro Atlanta – including Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech and Georgia State – are working to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequities and power innovation around global health.


As a result, Atlanta’s talent pipeline for health-related jobs is strong and continues to grow. In fact, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Morehouse School of Medicine enroll over 1,000 students in global health-related fields with another 6,560 global health professionals employed across the region.


To date, the region’s global health ecosystem has been tracked as reaching 154 countries through 65 global health organizations across 1,388 programs.

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