Global Health Program

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The Global Health Program (GHP) aims to foster and support Global Health activities within the Faculty of Medicine in line with the internationalization pillar of the University of Ottawa’s Destination 2020. The GHP accomplishes this by establishing strategic and sustainable initiatives that facilitate the engagement of uOttawa students, residents and faculty in education, research, healthcare and capacity-building opportunities, with the ultimate outcome of improving the healthcare of low-resource communities around the world.

History of the Global Health Program at the Faculty of Medicine:

The Global Health Program (GHP) was established in 2009 to further Global Health activities within the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine (uOttawaFoM) by delivering educational programs including undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum development and supporting the initiatives of trainees and faculty. In addition, the office assists the University in establishing mutually sustainable and respectful partnerships with international partner academic institutions and NGOs.

In January 2015, the GHP was integrated to the Office of Internationalization (OI) mandate as the OI was being established. Since then, the program’s continued importance to the Faculty community has been manifested by students, resident and professors, in a context where institutional Global Health Programs are in increasing demand and constitute a recruitment factor for medical trainees. The GHP aims to develop, manage and promote opportunities for students and faculty to engage in academic activities in international settings.


Learning about Global Health

Preparing for a Global Health Elective/Experience

At the University of Ottawa

MIHIG (Medical International Health Interest Group) contact Siddhi Mathur

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