Global Health Day
Global Health Day 2024
Join us during our annual Global Health Day for a student poster showcase and panel on promoting equity in global health.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is once again hosting Global Health Day to celebrate the work of UMN faculty, staff and students who conduct health-related research, education and training around the world. This year's event will include a panel on advancing global health equity and a student poster showcase.
This event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
Global Health Student Poster Showcase
The student poster showcase is an opportunity for students to display their work in global health. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are welcome to submit a digital poster! Posters should focus on research or projects related to global health.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 22.
Global Health Day Panel: 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 the basic considerations of equity in global health and provide strategies for students, researchers and physicians on how to evaluate whether they’re being socially responsible global health practitioners.
Panelists To Be Determined
Past Global Health Days at the University of Minnesota
To recognize and celebrate the significant achievements in global health work at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility hosts a Global Health Day in early spring of every year. During the event, students, staff, and faculty from a wide variety of schools and colleges, areas of study, perspectives, and diverse identities showcase their work, attend the event, or present on major global health issues.