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Toward Planetary Health

Apr 20, 2017
Body: By Anne-Gaëlle Jacquin What could a phycologist (an algae researcher) possibly do at CFHI? If you type this query into an Internet browser, it will probably ask “Do you mean psychologist?“ The link between global health and algae doesn’t seem obvious at first but there are definitely some common threads, specifically around sustainability. I am […]

How the World Changed Me in Argentina

Mar 23, 2017
Body: One of the best ways to get to know CFHI is through the experiences of the students who attend our programs.  Below is a story from Southern California student, Daniel Sarkissian. About Daniel I am a third year neuroscience major at UCLA. I currently do clinical research at the Neuromodulation Division of the Semel Institute of […]

Getting One Step Closer to a Unified Global Health Curriculum

Mar 21, 2017
Body: The term “Global Health” can be an all encompassing, and sometimes, vague term.  Individuals from the fields of public health, medicine, and more have all defined this term in different ways.  That is why when the Consortium of Universities for Global health convened in 2008, one of the items that members called for was to […]

Emerging Best Practices for Training Residents in Global Health

Nov 15, 2016
Body: By Dr. Jessica Evert Executive Director, CFHI As trainees are more and more senior (think resident physicians compared to pre-health undergraduate students), the questions around the content of their global health training, particularly in clinical settings, are more complex. As residents or young faculty we have more clinical skills and expertise, but does that mean […]

CFHI Impacts: How Local Communities are Transformed

Nov 14, 2016
Body: By Lyndsey Brahm Program Coordinator Child Family Health International (CFHI) has always prided itself on fostering honorable and long-lasting relationships with its international partner communities. Communities feel empowered and confident that their partnership with CFHI will contribute substantially to their developmental goals and will pave the way for a promising future. CFHI uses several mechanisms […]

Student Spotlight: Ariel

Oct 27, 2016
Body: For our newest Student Spotlight we introduce CFHI Alumni Ariel from California. In June this year Ariel chose our program Healthcare Challenges with focus on Hospital & Inpatient Medicine, HIV/AIDS and Global Health Nursing. She went to Cape Town in South Africa for 5 Weeks. A few months after her return, we asked for a short reflection on her adventure:   […]

Service Learning and the Strive for Social Justice

Oct 14, 2016
Body: by Robin Young Associate Program Director, Africa and Asia As a nonprofit organization offering international health programs to students, is it our job to incorporate social justice into our work? How can we bring feminist perspectives into our programming? Does research coming out of “the Academy” in the United States apply to our partners and […]

Refugees and the Desire for Education

Oct 14, 2016
Body: by Caity Jackson Director of European Engagement Unusually hot weather welcomed me to the town where The Beatles famously made their debut. Coincidentally, the theme of the conference was ‘Imagine’, with a strong emphasis of thinking outside of the box and engaging everyone’s imaginative side in relation to European and international education. But ‘imagining international […]

Looking forward from the 21st AIDS Conference

Sep 27, 2016
Body: By Lyndsey Brahm Program Coordinator AIDS 2016 began in earnest as public health officials, policy makers, civil society leaders, persons living with HIV/AIDS and others committed to ending the pandemic, converged to collectively assess the global AIDS response and to roil the assembly into accessing equity rights now, the conference theme that resonated throughout the […]