Global Health Day


Global Health Day 2024

Global Health Day 2024: Shared Perspectives, Shared Solutions: Advancing Equity in Global Health

Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 5 — 7 p.m. | HSEC 2-110


Global Health Day


Global Health Day 2024

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility held Global Health Day on April 18, 2024. The event included a student poster showcase and panel on promoting equity in global health. 

Global Health Day celebrates the work of UMN faculty, staff and students who conduct health-related research, education and training around the world. This year's event included a panel on advancing global health equity and a student poster showcase. 


Global Health Student Poster Showcase 

The student poster showcase is an opportunity for students to display their work in global health. These posters focus on research or projects related to global health. 

A woman stands next to her research poster


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 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. 


Sarah Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Associate Professor, UMN School of Nursing

Kelly Searle, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, UMN School of Public Health

Darlisha Williams, MPH

Senior Program Manager, Research, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

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.

Global Health Day 2020

Global Health Day 2019   Global Health Day 2018   Global Health Day 2017