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Over the past 10 years, our global health work at the University of Minnesota has spanned the globe—from maternal health research on the shores of Lake Victoria to strengthening the healthcare workforce of Afghanistan.

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Applications Now Open – Global Health Case Competition

Looking for an opportunity to create solutions to real-life health challenges? Apply now to the 2023 Global Health Case Competition! Open to UMN graduate, professional, and upper-level undergraduate students.

Updates from the Field: Fogarty Global Health Fellows

The Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program is a clinical research training program for post-doctorate and doctoral students in the health professions. Two past Fogarty Fellows share their experience with the program.
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Lessons from India: Experiential learning outside and inside the classroom

“Travel promotes personal growth and teaches you about your own resilience. The entire experience is something you can’t get in a classroom or in a familiar place.”

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The health of humans and our communities is inexorably tied to the health of our planet. As has been made evident by emergencies such as COVID-19 and global climate change, our health and wellbeing is affected by the actions we take on our physical environment.

Our 6th annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture featured a discussion of planetary health. Speaker Dr. Renzo Guinto shared about this new scientific field and social movement, the pressing challenges confronting the health of both people and the planet today, and how global health practitioners can integrate a planetary health lens into their healing mission.

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