Global health is influenced by so many aspects of life and is, by its scope, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral in nature. How can faculty provide the needed disciplinary breadth in global health courses? How can they enable students to do place-based study-with or without travel-using digital and other sources? What kinds of community engagement and cultural humility/ethical skills are needed?
Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a range of obstacles in healthcare including access, funding, education, and personnel. However, laboratory diagnostics including pathology are particularly challenging because of the specialized personnel, unique reagents, quality processes, and overall logistics of delivering the right diagnosis to the right patient at the right time.
The publishing environment today is unrecognisable from that of only a few decades ago. Getting your research published, and published where it matters to you, your peers, and your organisation, requires skills and knowledge that the academics of the last century could never have foreseen.
Lancet Global Health Editor-in-Chief Zoë Mullan will guide you through the fog with insider tips and strategies from one of the world’s leading health journals.
Are you a trainee looking to engage in important global health advocacy issues? Wondering how students can become involved in CUGH? Consider becoming a CUGH Campus Representative.
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The 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
New York City, NY
Host institutions: Columbia University, Stellenbosch University, University of Peradeniya
Main Conference March 16-18 | Satellite Sessions March 15
Reproductive health is a lifetime concern for both women and men, from infancy to old age. Evidence shows that reproductive health in any of these life stages has a profound effect on one's health later in life. UNFPA supports programs tailored to the different challenges people face at different times in their lives, including comprehensive sexuality education, family planning, antenatal and safe delivery care, post-natal care, services to prevent sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), and services facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health illnesses (including breast and cervical cancer).
UNFPA works with governments, the private sector, other UN agencies, and donors to develop comprehensive efforts to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care. UNFPA advocates for integrating the delivery of these services into primary health care, so it is as accessible as possible. This means, for instance, that a woman could address her family planning, antenatal care, HIV testing and general health needs all in one place.
TEACHING GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH AN INTER-PROFESSIONAL LENS is a CUGH webinar series equipping educators with a basic understanding of the need-to-know aspects of different disciplines approaches and contributions to global health. Webinars will include key learning objects, vocabulary, and resources to bring multiple professional approaches to your global health course.
JOIN US FOR AN EXPLORATION of the concepts and approaches that stem from the field of business and commerce and are applicable to Global Health. Learn about approaches and contributions to Global Health from the field. This series helps equip faculty to teach Global Health drawing on material outside faculty's primary discipline. Essential vocabulary and concepts will be covered, as well as case studies demonstrating the relevancy of the field of business on Global Health.
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With ever-increasing globalization and surging interest in global health there is growing interest on the part of medical students and medical schools to incorporate international electives into medical education.
Cross border medical exchanges enable students to work with different patient populations, develop cross-cultural understanding, and learn about health systems and approaches to medical care in other nations.
This webinar will examine student selection, preparation and ethical considerations when sending health professions students from the Global North to LMIC countries, common challenges and solutions cited by institutions in the Global North that host international visiting students from LMIC countries, and overall best practices and resources for study abroad.