Global Health Day 2024

Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) | Room 2-110

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is bringing back its annual Global Health Day, an event that celebrates the global health work of University of Minnesota students and faculty.

This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 18, from 5 – 7 pm in HSEC room 2-110. The first half of the event will be dedicated to a student poster showcase, which gives students the chance to display their work in global health. A discussion focused on how to promote equity in global health practice will follow.

We hope to see you there!

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Student Poster Showcase

The student poster showcase is an opportunity for students to present their work in global health. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are welcome to submit a digital poster! Posters should focus on research, topics, projects, or reflections related to global health. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, March 29. 

Submit Your Poster Abstract Here

Discussion: Shared Perspectives, Shared Solutions: Advancing Equity in Global Health

Effective global health is equitable and takes into consideration the goals, values, and welfare of all parties involved.

Cultural humility and empathy are integral to engaging in global health practice. In order to support positive outcomes in our global communities, it’s imperative that practitioners consider the culture, history and needs of the community they’re working with.

Too often, unfortunately, we as global health practitioners fail to work with partner countries and instead work for them. We fail to learn from our global partners, and instead focus only on teaching. This partnership imbalance has the potential to cause lasting harm, unintended or otherwise.

This panel will touch on considerations of equity in global health and provide strategies for students, researchers and practitioners to evaluate if they’re acting with social responsibility in their global health work.