Over the last three years, since we set up our Secretariat in Washington, DC, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has nearly tripled in size. Currently, we have 146 institutional members and a network of 19,000 individuals around the world. Last April, our annual conference attracted 1800 people and was our most successful one yet. Over this short period of time we have added new activities, strengthened our committees across education, research, enabling systems, trainees and advocacy, convened leaders from global health programs, added new workshops and webinars, broadened our international reach and increased the menu of activities and benefits we are providing to those involved in global health. We have done this without any expansion at the Secretariat.
A record number of attendees benefited from the eighth year of a Harvard program that trained Ebola first-responders.The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, launched by current World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim, Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer, and Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, welcomes 52 mid-career global health professionals from 27 countries to an intensive training to improve how care is delivered and health organizations are managed around the world.
The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and dispatch a custom-designed mobile health care services van in the state of Maharashtra in India.
Thank you for reading our Annual Report for 2015 – 2016. It is a summary of our activities throughout the year. We encourage you to give us feedback on how we can be more effective in the global health arena and to you and your institution. We hope it encourages new institutions, organizations and individuals to join the Consortium. Only by working together, across a broad range of medical and non-medical disciplines and with academia, civil society, international organizations, the private sector and governments, will we be able to tackle the complex challenges before us.
Please see CUGH’s Global Health Competency Sub-Committee Toolkit of teaching tools/learning objects to support the competencies laid out in the seminal 2015 Annals article. The updated CUGH Global Health Competencies Toolkit (2nd edition) will be released in the Summer/Fall 2018.