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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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The Brocher Declaration: A Guide for Ethical Global Health Engagement

The Brocher Declaration guides policy on short-term global health engagements like medical missions to reduce harm, protect patients, prioritize host communities, and address power imbalances.  
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Global Health in Local Contexts: International Partnerships for a Transnational Learning Experience

For the first time this past fall, the CGHSR’s Global Health in Local Contexts course included a unique opportunity for students to learn alongside peers in other countries.
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IOM Partnership for Innovative, Online Refugee Health Screening Training

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff from CGHSR, the Medical School and other institutions worked to convert in-person health screening training to online training.

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We invite UMN students and outside participants to explore our 2022–2023 global health courses on ethics, globalization, and a global-is-local approach to health.

Global Health Ethics (PUBH 7200 Section 113) – May 2022, taught by Dr. Shailey Prasad
Global Health in Local Contexts (GHSR 6713) – Fall 2022, taught by Dr. Mike Westerhaus
India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership (GHSR 6715) – Winter 2023, taught by community instructors in Mysore, India

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