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Global Health Initiative

Welcome to the Ohio University Global Health Initiative (GHI). The Global Health Initiative offers a number of global health programs that promote an understanding of global health issues, increase multicultural awareness and involve students, faculty and staff in research, education and outreach activities abroad and in immigrant communities in the U.S.

Participation in Global Health programs offers opportunities for personal and professional growth to:

  • improve cultural sensitivity
  • develop and improve language communication skills
  • gain exposure to diseases not seen in this hemisphere
  • facilitate the educational exchange of information
  • hone history, physical and other clinical skills
  • experience all levels of research
  • gain a global perspective of health, disease and healthcare delivery systems
  • enhance ability to work with interdisciplinary teams

Global Health Spotlight

Friends taking pictures together outside in Argentina.

My Adventure in Argentina

Student Doctor, Lara Martinez, journals about her observations working in Cordoba, Argentina with Child and Family Health International. 

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Recent News

2019 Egypt@Ohio participants

Egypt@Ohio Program Welcomes Second Cohort

After the success of the inaugural class of Egypt@Ohio in the summer of 2018, the program has welcomed a new group of six public health scholars from Egypt to Ohio University.

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Global Health Events