Global Partnerships

Health sciences faculty and learners are engaged in global health work in all corners of the world. At the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR), we focus efforts on select countries and regions with the goal of expanding and deepening reciprocal partnerships, supporting transdisciplinary experiences, and creating lasting infrastructure for global health work.

Hubs, Networks, & Major Partners

Uganda Hub

Anchored by a strong collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University that has been growing since 2005, the Uganda Hub was established in 2015 to lay the foundation for sustainable engagement.

Mfangano Community Health Field Station

The Mfangano Community Health Field Station @ the Ekialo Kiona (EK) Center is a community-rooted enterprise on Mfangano Island in Kenya.

Thailand Hub

The Thailand Hub is anchored by strong collaborations between the University of Minnesota and universities in Thailand, as well as with non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, placing a high priority on mutual benefit and exchange.

Guangxi, China

With the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC), we have been advancing new collaborative research efforts.

UN Migration Agency Project

We partner with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to build the Agency’s capacity to perform health screening and health assessments for US-bound refugees

Global Health Impact Map

The Global Health Impact Map contains AHC faculty led research, education/training, clinical care, capacity building, and community outreach activities related to global health.


Global Health Faculty Associates

Global Health Faculty Associates are a transdisciplinary group of educators, researchers, and practitioners that have an integral role in advancing global health at the University of Minnesota. Many have expertise and experience in specific countries or regions of the world.

Affiliation agreements

Agreements are established at the department, college and University level. We work to expand Affiliation Agreements at the highest level to open the door for more interdisciplinary opportunities. If you are establishing or renewing an affiliation agreement for global health work, contact us for guidance.

U of M affiliation agreement resources

Professional organizations

University of Minnesota maintains membership in several consortia and professional organizations working in the field of global heath. Key organizations include: