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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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“A Humbling Experience:” Studying Abroad in Ecuador

Amy Swenson traveled to Quito to study the social determinants of health as part of CGHSR's two-week course in Ecuador.

Meet the 2023-24 Global Health Student Advocacy Board Co-Chairs: Amal Suri and Sophia Park

The Global Health Student Advocacy Board (GHSAB) has two new co-chairs for the 2023-24 academic year: Amal Suri and Sophia Park.

Global Engagement Grants: Request for Proposals

Applications are now open for Global Engagement Grants, funding that supports novel approaches to global health designed to promote sustainability and equity.

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Learn more about CGHSR's 2023-2024 global health courses. UMN students and community members are welcome to apply to learn about timely issues in global health ethics, the social determinants of health and globalization. 

Global Health in Local Contexts (GHSR 6713) | Fall 2023 | Taught by Michael Westerhaus, MD 
India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership (GHSR 6715) | Winter 2023-24 | Taught by community instructors in Mysore, India
Ecuador: Social, Environmental, and Cultural Determinants of Health (GHSR 6723) | Summer 2024 | Taught by community instructors in Quito, Ecuador

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