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Students in the Botswana Healthcare program

Photo courtesy of: Global Health Initiative

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Global Health Initiative summer programs registration available

The Global Health Initiative has partnered with OHIO faculty, OHIO alumni, the Office of Education Abroad and third-party organizations to offer a variety of international global health opportunities.

These include OHIO faculty directed programs as well as opportunities for independent medical rotations, study abroad, service learning experiences, and internships.

The multidisciplinary nature of the different programs makes them appropriate for students interested in health and medicine, the environment, international development, health education, international relief work and biology.

Undergraduate, graduate and medical students are encouraged to apply.

"Students have found these programs to be life changing experiences because they get to experience health care from a completely different perspective," said Deborah Meyer, Ohio University visiting assistant professor of global health. "They also will get an opportunity to work with students from other disciplines."
OHIO faculty directed programs are open to students of all higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad as well as to faculty and alumni. 

Admittance into each program is at the discretion of the director. All students must be in good academic standing both at the time of application and departure of the program. Students who have been accepted into a program, may forfeit all fees paid to date if their academic standing changes between application and program departure.

The programs scheduled this summer are:
Botswana – Healthcare
Botswana - Rehabilitation Services
Canada – Environmental Health and Sustainability
Ecuador - Community and Public Health
Ecuador – Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Elective (for medical students – will teach health care providers in Ecuador how to do OMM—osteopathic manipulative medicine)
Ecuador – Primary Care Clinical Elective
Ecuador - Tropical Disease Research Program
London - Comparative Health Systems

The programs are part of the Global Health Initiative, collaborative effort between the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The GHI is also developing a GH Certificate.

Students in need of more information can contact the director of the program they are interested in or contact the Global Health Initiative Office at 740-593-2359 or inside Grover Center E118.