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Global Health Initiative

Welcome to the Ohio University Global Health Initiative. The Global Health Initiative is administratively supported by the College of Health Sciences and Professions with financial and personnel resources contributed by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Center for International Studies. 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 US.  

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