CUGH’s 2017’s annual conference theme was “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems.” This theme is reflective of CUGH’s ongoing efforts to work collaboratively and across disciplines to disseminate information and address complex challenges the world faces. CUGH embodies a vision of a safer, healthier, more compassionate, open, and fairer world. CUGH believes in a world without borders, because the desire for health and well-being is universal and doesn’t change based on race, ethnicity, national, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, or geographic location.
To evaluate the experiences of recent graduates of global health programs entering the workforce, the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II sponsored The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) to implement "The Global Health Recent Graduates Study: Obstacles and Opportunities to Employment in Global Health” in the Fall of 2016. The study aimed to better describe and quantify student's global health workforce transition from graduate education to initial employment.
Keith Martin, Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, responds to news of cuts to the CDC's epidemic prevention activities. Please read CUGH's press release for more information.
We are pleased to let you know that Consortium of Universities for Global Health is collaborating with National Peace Corps Association, Rotary, Peace Care, and World Run, Inc. to produce an annual World Health Run. The 2018 run will be held on April 7 (World Health Day). CUGH’s participation in this event will enable Member Institutions or Student Groups to raise funds and awareness for a domestic or international health-related project, support CUGH global activities, and build the conversation around health equity, globally.
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.