Global Health Partnerships

Starting in 2021, the GHP is adopting a focused approach to facilitating global health learning experiences for Faculty of Medicine learners. To do this, the GHP is developing and strengthening new and existing partnerships with international academic institutions in low- and middle-income countries.

A strategy for partnership assessment has been developed with input from the GHP’s Global Health Advisory Committee, drawing on frameworks for ethical global health partnerships that emphasize Canadian global health principles such as:alignment with partner priorities,ethical rights based and reciprocal considerations, shared accountability and benefits, and shared development goals and values.

Additional information and partners will be added as agreements are formalized.  

If you are interested in a Global Health partnership with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, please refer to our process for new partnerships. .


uOttawa Supports the Brocher Declaration

Through the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ottawa has become the first Canadian university to endorse a new set of principles intended to guide policy on short-term global health work, which too often fails to consider the needs of a host community and occasionally causes more harm than good.

The Brocher Declaration outlines ethical concepts to steer educational exchanges, research trips and other global health activities typically done by teams from wealthy nations visiting locations considered low- or middle-income. The principles include accountability, working with cultural sensitivity, and empowering the hosts to define their needs. It also calls for capacity-building and sustainability to help chip away at global health inequities.

The ethics of the Brocher Declaration are closely aligned with the Faculty of Medicine’s existing strategic priorities in global health and internationalization. Its endorsement also builds on the development of its new Global Health Partnership Strategy, authorized by Faculty of Medicine’s leadership.

Within that partnership strategy, the Global Health Program is focusing efforts on building equitable, sustainable partnerships. They will concentrate on the depth of engagements in specific regions rather than brief ones in multiple nations.



Global Health Partnerships



This elective in international health will allow you to choose your areas of interest and be supervised by Beninese and Canadian doctors in addition to working as a team with students and residents of Benin.

Visit the Office of Francophone Affairs webpage for more information



Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Tanzania 

Starting in 2022, a partnership between the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Tanzania will be launched.

 This partnership will collaborate in the following areas:

Graduate studies: 

  • MPH and MSC Epidemiology programs at KCMUCo and similar programs in the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health 
  • Opportunities to build upon existing research collaborations and explore new areas of collaborative research  


Clinical education: 

  • Medical electives for students in their 4th year or above offered for a period of 4 weeks to 3 months.
  • Department offered: 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • Dermatology 
  • Urology 
  • Dental 
  • Eye Nose and Throat 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Orthopedics 
  • General Surgery 
  • Anaesthesia 
  • Nursing 
  • Pathology 


More details on this partnership can be expected in Winter 2022. Please contact with questions.


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