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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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Putting Women First: Treating Obstetric Fistula and Empowering Mothers

May 23 is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, an occasion established by the United Nations to raise awareness of the condition and promote advocacy.

CGHSR Executive Director Receives Award for Contributions to Global Family Medicine

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, received the 2024 Gabriel Smilkstein Award while attending the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine conference earlier this month.

More Than Medicine: Global Health in Local Contexts

Mary Kate Leloux, MPH '24, took Global Health in Local Contexts in the Fall of 2023. “I would not know what I know about the Twin Cities without this course," she said.

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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: A Transnational Experiential Course on the Social Determinants, Health Equity, and Leading Change (GHSR 6713) | Fall 2024 

This course (GHSR 6713) immerses students in a relational, place-based study of the global social forces that impact health. The course centers storytelling to explore community-based healthcare and the practice and possibilities of global health in local settings. The course will take place Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and select Saturdays. 

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