Upcoming CUGH Events

Webinar | Health and Medical Education Challenges in the Middle East: Syria as a Case Study

Syria has been devastated by conflict. The Academy of Health Sciences in Syria will provide an overview of how Medical Higher Education in the Middle East is affected by war and the effects of the Arab Spring.

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Dr. Abdullah Alhaji
President, Academy of Health Sciences, Syria

Mr. Mustafa Kayyali
Head of International Relations Unit, Academy of Health Sciences, Syria

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

CUGH 2020 eBook

A Note from our Executive Director:

As you know, we canceled our 2020 global health conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A remarkable slate of speakers and topics were booked for the meeting. We did not want to lose this opportunity and were determined to see how we could share the knowledge that was going to be presented with global health practitioners worldwide. Thus, we created this eBook which contains some of the presentations that were slated for the conference.

Webinar | WHO State of the World's Nursing Report - Strengthening Nursing Education, Employment and Leadership

The WHO’s State of the World’s Report on Nursing and Midwifery was released this year, the Year of the Nurse. Nurses represent 59% of all healthcare professionals and are the backbone of health systems worldwide. How can this sector be strengthened and what of the future challenges it faces in helping to deliver effective health coverage especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Global Health and Public Health Majors and Minors at 411 Universities, 2019–2020

Congratulations to Dr. Caryl Waggett and Dr. Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Chairs of our Subcommittee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health, for their recent publication in Annals of Global Health. The study describes the types of US institutions that are supporting undergraduate major and minor global health programs and related fields as well as those of public health and related programs. Other efforts are underway to explore GHS offerings in other regions of the world.

The US Defunding and Departing from the WHO is a Threat to Global Security

On June 15th, 2020, Johns Hopkins Nursing published “The US Defunding and Departing from the WHO is a Threat to Global Security.” This piece was written by Dr. Michele Barry, Chair of the Board of CUGH and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University and Co-Secretary-General World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, and Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director for CUGH. Overall, this article underscores the importance of the World Health Organization not only to the United States, but also worldwide.