In 2016, the PIMCO Foundation U.S. Board approved expansion of the firm’s global pro bono program. Three PIMCO colleagues – Marta
Bezoari, Austin Cazort, and Tim Quagliarello – spent the month of June in Accra, Ghana as part of the Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC)
The GHCC brought together eight professionals from PIMCO, The Dow Chemical Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers for a one-month service immersion program
in Accra. The projects focused on addressing clean water, food and nutrition security, and health system strengthening – all key public health issues in
underserved communities. This diverse team leveraged their business and operational expertise to improve the effectiveness of three local “host”
organizations, leaving in place longer term sustainable capacity.
“These are participants from companies representing a variety of sectors, including finance, professional services and materials technology that you
wouldn’t necessarily expect,” said Amanda MacArthur, Vice President for Global Pro Bono and Engagement at PYXERA Global, the GHCC implementation partner.
“They’re interested for a number of reasons, ranging from taking part in the rising pro bono movement to raising employees’ global leadership
The GHCC is an activity of the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II), which is executed by the Public Health Institute and addresses immediate
and emerging human capital needs in the global health sphere.
You can read about Marta’s, Austin’s, and Tim’s projects and experiences in their blogs below.
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