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Partera Influence on Health and Culture in Mexico | A Personal Story

Oct 18, 2018
Body: This piece was written and contributed by CFHI participant Carmen Simmons, who was a Medical Student at Meharry Medical College when she participated in the Women’s Reproductive Health program in Puerto Escondido, Mexico in 2018. When first arriving at the Centro de Salud, I have to admit I was proud of myself. I had managed […]

The LGBTQ+ Population in Uganda

Jul 25, 2018
Body: Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, but homosexuality is also illegal in 69 other countries worldwide, and the practice of labeling individuals as homosexual, gay, or lesbian was traditionally not a part of Ugandan culture. This topic was not politicized, and Ugandans accepted different practices. Recently, however, LGBTQ+ Rights in Uganda have become a prominent issue […]

The LGBTQ+ Population in Uganda

Jul 25, 2018
Body: Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, but homosexuality is also illegal in 69 other countries worldwide, and the practice of labeling individuals as homosexual, gay, or lesbian was traditionally not a part of Ugandan culture. This topic was not politicized, and Ugandans accepted different practices. Recently, however, LGBTQ+ Rights in Uganda have become a prominent issue […]

Why Global Health Ethics Matter: A Personal Story

Jul 06, 2018
Body: In the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college (undergraduate), I participated in a medical volunteering program for 2 weeks in Antigua, Guatemala. As a pre-med student, I knew I wanted to do something during my summer that involved medicine and figured volunteering in a hospital or clinic would be my best bet. […]

Why Global Health Ethics Matter: A Personal Story

Jul 06, 2018
Body: In the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college (undergraduate), I participated in a medical volunteering program for 2 weeks in Antigua, Guatemala. As a pre-med student, I knew I wanted to do something during my summer that involved medicine and figured volunteering in a hospital or clinic would be my best bet. […]

CFHI at the Forefront of Ethical Standards in Global Health Education

Mar 29, 2018
Body: As global health programs increase in popularity among students based in the Global North, an important conversation around “voluntourism” and intentionality in international health-related programs has emerged. Voluntourism often consists of students engaging in short-term volunteer work that they are not professionally, socially, or culturally equipped to take on, and – though well intentioned – […]

CFHI at the Forefront of Ethical Standards in Global Health Education

Mar 29, 2018
Body: As global health programs increase in popularity among students based in the Global North, an important conversation around “voluntourism” and intentionality in international health-related programs has emerged. Voluntourism often consists of students engaging in short-term volunteer work that they are not professionally, socially, or culturally equipped to take on, and – though well intentioned – […]

A BRIEF REFLECTION: CUGH 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Mar 20, 2018
Body: The definition of Global Health as a field can be traced to the 2009 Lancet article that reflects a consensus reached within a sub-set of CUGH leadership at the time.  There was an alternative definition put forth at the same CUGH meeting by a colleague from Kenya. He proposed that the definition of Global Health […]

A BRIEF REFLECTION: CUGH 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Mar 20, 2018
Body: The definition of Global Health as a field can be traced to the 2009 Lancet article that reflects a consensus reached within a sub-set of CUGH leadership at the time.  There was an alternative definition put forth at the same CUGH meeting by a colleague from Kenya. He proposed that the definition of Global Health […]

How to Engage Men to Advance Change

Mar 20, 2018
Body: “Finally, we can all be ourselves” Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, echoes these words to a Stanford University conference room consisting of 390 women and 20 men, all eager to absorb this simple, yet powerful, statement. At the Women’s Leadership in Global Health Conference, the How to […]

How to Engage Men to Advance Change

Mar 20, 2018
Body: “Finally, we can all be ourselves” Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, echoes these words to a Stanford University conference room consisting of 390 women and 20 men, all eager to absorb this simple, yet powerful, statement. At the Women’s Leadership in Global Health Conference, the How to […]