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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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Seeds of Change

Global health research is at the core of sustainable solutions, but it can be difficult for junior researchers to find funding to get their research off the ground. For Richard MacLehose and Jennifer Rickard, Seed Grants have been a…
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Global Health Seed Grants – Request for Proposals

CGHSR requests proposals for our annual Global Health Seed Grants program. This year there is also a special interest call for research projects specifically pertaining to women's health. Proposals are due May 19.
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Collaborating to build inclusive health systems abroad

Maria Sofia Cuba Fuentes and a team of researchers received an inaugural Global Engagement Grant from CGHSR in 2021. The results of their research in Peru were published last month in PLOS Global Public Health.

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Travel to Quito to experience the diverse nature of global health & development and their impacts on Ecuadorian life. Apply now for Ecuador: Social, Environmental, and Cultural Determinants of Health.

In this 2-week course (GHSR 6723), participants will learn about public health & health care infrastructure in Ecuador, including western & Indigenous health practices. Through field visits and classes with local faculty, students will experience key health topics in urban, rural, and Indigenous settings in Andean Ecuador. This course is taught in partnership with Fundación Cimas del Ecuador. 

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