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Preparing the next generation. How do we prepare our students to contribute their gifts and use their talents in a quickly changing global society?

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Essential Resources for Global Health (selected)


"All Lives Have Equal Value : we are impatient optimists working to reduce inequity

..ensure more children and young people SURVIVE AND THRIVE" Image result for bill and melinda gates images


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States, with the goal of improving overall public health.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay.

Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.  Partners in Health

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For over 75 years, our missio



For over 75 years, our mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.  Catholic Relief Services

What is Global Health Equity?

Global health is a multidisciplinary and collaborative field that embraces transnational research and action to promote health equity for all.  The field of global health includes socio-economic, environmental, and cultural factors which may directly or indirectly affect health matters.

Education may be one of the most important tools as part of an overall strategy to eliminate healthcare disparities. Healthcare providers and medical students alike should be aware that racial and ethnic disparities exist in healthcare, often despite providers’ best intentions.