Global health work and training in underserved areas presents unique opportunities to serve and to learn, but also increases exposure to safety risks. The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Nepal earthquake, and the current refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East highlights the need for a strong focus on the health, safety, and security of those working and training globally.
Approximately 5 billion out of 7 billion people in the world have no or little access to basic surgical care. Out of the roughly 250 million operations performed each year, only 3.5% are performed on the poorest 1/3 of the world's population. Injuries alone cause 5.7 million deaths yearly, much more than the 3.8 million deaths caused by malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined.
Nearly 30 million people a year are afflicted with sepsis leaving millions dead or disabled. Every nation on earth is affected and its incidence is increasing between 8%-13%/yr. Despite its prevalence and disastrous impact on life, communities and economies, it receives little attention. We aim to change that.
Mobilizing Research for Global Health
The 6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Main conference March 26-28 | Satellite Sessions March 25
Host institution: Boston University
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The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa sent shockwaves around the world. It laid bare our grossly inadequate response to a global health threat and the terrible state of affairs of health systems in the three most affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Universities 2.0: Advancing Global Health in the Post-MDG Era
The 5th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Main conference May 10-12 | Satellite Sessions May 9
Host institutions: The George Washington University and Stanford University
CUGH's 5th annual meeting was held May 9 to 12, 2014 in Washington DC. Over 1450 people attended the event representing 54 countries and over 205 institutions.
Global Health: Innovation | Implementation | Impact
The 4th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Time is running out! With only two months left until our big event, it's important that you Register Now for our 4th annual conference being held in Washington, DC on March 14-16, 2013. New and exciting speakers and topics are being added every day. See our new flyer for more details!