Global Health Program

The Global Health Program (GHP) aims to foster and support Global Health activities within the Faculty of Medicine. The GHP establishes strategic and sustainable initiatives by facilitating domestic and international placements for uOttawa students and faculty members, through interdisciplinary research, education, healthcare and capacity building opportunities, so that these may be carried out in a safe and ethical manner.

The GHP works closely with the UGME Global Health Interest Group of the Aesculapian Society, including supporting the annual student-led Global Health Conference.

In keeping with the Faculty Social Accountability mandate, the Global Health Concentration is offered to UGME students culminating in a Global Health Concentration certificate. Global Health Concentration

For more information, contact the program coordinator ( or the IGHO at

History of the Global Health Program at the Faculty of Medicine

The Global Health Program (GHP) was established in 2009 as the Office of Global Health, by delivering educational programs including undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum development and supporting the initiatives of trainees and faculty. In addition, the GHP collaborated with University subject matter experts in establishing mutually sustainable and respectful partnerships with international academic institutions and NGOs.

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.

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