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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: 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
• Global Health Institute: Student Field Experience Grants
April 20, 2017
This year, the Global Health Institute (GHI) awarded 9 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students $18,000 as a part of the Student Field Experience Grant. The institute created this travel fund to support degree-seeking UC San Diego students who plan to participate in a global health related field experience program. Read More:
• Quarterly Conversations in Global Health: Climate Change and Health. (make this a link to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-forum-quarterly-conversations-in-global-health-climate-change-registration-32339534418) April 19th, 2017. Join us for Spring Quarterly Conversations in Global Health Global Forum Event focusing on Climate Change from a Global and Local Perspective. Brought to you by: Global Forum, UCSD Students for Global Health, the Global Health Program, and the UCSD Global Health Institute.

 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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