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The UC San Diego Global Health Institute (GHI), formerly known as the Global Health Initiative, is a UC San Diego campus-wide effort that aims to coordinate existing global health research and training efforts across the campus, and to generate new collaborations and educational programs to meet health challenges of global importance. The goal of the GHI is to serve as a resource for coordinating UC San Diego global health projects, courses, research, and training programs for the local global health community.


 Mission Statement 

Think. Act. Impact.

In a world with constantly shrinking borders, global health is a growing concern. The University of California, San Diego is making an international impact with research and health care programs around the globe that fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Our Mission

The mission of the UC San Diego Global Health Institute is to facilitate research, education and public-private partnerships across diverse disciplines to address global health challenges in the 21st century, and to serve as a coordinating body for training programs, service and global health-related curricula. 

The Global Health Institute's themes of focus:
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Global Mental Health

 Global Health News 


•This Week: Global health can lead to more jobs in America

•2017 Acting on the Call Report: A Focus on Health Systems

•This man should have died, but unusual infusions saved his life.

•Nature features a hero in global health, Paul Farmer

News: US Malaria donations saved almost 2 million African children.

•U.S. Must Continue Steady Global Health Funding ‘To Save Lives,’ Friends Of The Global Fight President Says. Read More from the Kaiser Family Foundation

•Gregory Goldgof and Elizabeth Winzler of the University of California, San Diego in the U.S. will use a genetically modified drug-sensitive yeast strain to quickly and inexpensively identify the cellular target of compounds that can kill the parasite Cryptosporidium (a major cause of diarrhea-associated deaths of young children in developing countries). Read More.

•Congratulations to UCSD postdoc Danielle Horyniak for her research cited in Buzzfeed, sponsored by the UCSD Global Health Institute!

•"When it comes to education and research at UC San Diego, our divisions of study are anything but divided."

World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa 

Global health spending could be good for U.S. security and the economy, according to Science Magazine 

“Beyond the March for Science,” features Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, and Steven Dowdy, PhD

• "Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection,” features Robert Schooley, MD, Tom Patterson, PhD, and Steffanie Strathdee, PhD. Was also published on GEN, Science Newsline, Medical Xpress, The Medical News, 10News, San Diego Union Tribune and KPBS

 Calendar of Events 


 Project Spotlight 


 Wound Clinic

The Wound Clinic is a mobile clinic based in Tijuana, Mexico focused on providing humanitarian medical care for the homeless and poorest communities in the US-Mexico Border.
Our efforts  are to raise awareness among the local and international community about the implications of structural violence in Tijuana’s society specially the poor and underserved.
The wound clinic not only provide service to the community but also serves as an opportunity for UCSD students to learn about the communities and frontline physicians the importance of compassion, solidarity and good medical practice. By learning the different aspects and needs from this population the students gain experience to enrich medical education in primary care and public health for the poor and underserved communities.
If you are interested on how to volunteer or would  like more information please contact Dr. Patricia Gonzalez-Zuniga by email:  woundclinic@gmail.com.

To support the Wound Clinic: https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/tijuana-wound-clinic-fundraiser/

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