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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

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 Wound Clinic

The Wound Clinic is a mobile clinic based in Tijuana, Mexico and is focused on providing humanitarian medical care for the homeless and poorest communities in the US-Mexico Border. They are guided by medical ethics and the principles of peace, justice, and free and universal access to healthcare. The Would Clinic efforts aim to raise awareness among the local and international community about the implications of structural violence in Tijuana’s society and focuses on the poor and underserved.

The Wound Clinic not only provides service to the community but also serves as an opportunity for UCSD students and frontline physicians to learn about the communities as well as the importance of compassion, solidarity, and good medical practices. By learning about the different aspects and needs of this population the students gain experiences that enrich their knowledge of primary care and public health of poor and underserved communities. 

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