Global Health is more than medicine, it is the intersection of medical and social sciences with a borderless scope. From a medical perspective, Global Health addresses the pathology of diseases and promotes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The social science perspective, which includes field like economics, public policy, demography, epidemiology, and sociology, addresses the determinants and distribution of health worldwide. According to The World Health Organization (WHO), the world faces a shortage of 4.3 million health professionals required for delivering essential health care services to populations in need. GHCI's programs aim to supply the next cadre of Global Health professionals to meet the needs of this ever-increasing shortage.
LOOKING FORWARD with STEM is a tutoring and mentoring program that focuses on minority students in middle school who are learning the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) curriculum. GHCI leverages our intern's experiences and our extensive professional network to discuss the importance of STEM preparation for rewarding career opportunities. Our Knowledge Is Power activity is a student to student and professional to student career development model . For more information about Looking Forward with STEM, click here.
STAYING CONNECTED is GHCI's Student Ambassadors Program. GHCI Ambassadors build relationships by sharing their global experiences with others. The students visit colleges and universities to connect with students and faculty to discuss their global health internships and experiences from traveling abroad. These connections will result in lasting professional networks as well as develop the next cadre of global health professions committed to Making Differences In Lives. For more information about Staying Connected, click here.
PARTNERSHIP ACCESS RESEARCH TRAINING (PART) is a diversity capacity building program. A comprehensive, cost effective, solution based approach to developing a more diverse team of professionals to meet the challenges in developing markets around the globe. For more information, about PART click here.