COVID-19 Information

Health & Safety Updates

CFHI recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing concern for students, families, and academic partners. The safety and well-being of our participants remains our top priority, and we commit to best practices in preparedness and risk management for all programs. In consultation with our Global Partners and trusted advisory organizations (US Department of State, CDC, and others), CFHI is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on communities around the world, especially in our program locations. 

As of March 19, 2020, the US Department of State issued a worldwide Level 4 advisory, encouraging U.S. citizens to avoid all global travel. As a result, CFHI has temporarily suspended new arrivals to our in-country programs through December 31, 2020. This travel advisory is in response to increasingly unpredictable measures to limit traveler mobility, including flight cancellations, mandatory quarantines, and border restrictions. Additionally, as a leader in ethical and responsible global health engagement, CFHI is also considering the impact of participants travelling from the US, where the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is currently significantly higher than in our host communities. Discounting the additional risk posed to these communities - particularly where there may be under-resourced health systems - is antithetical to our commitment to upholding ethical best practices in global health.   

CFHI in-country programs beginning in 2021 and onward are currently still scheduled. Please continue to refer back to this webpage for ongoing updates. If you would like to speak directly with a CFHI representative about your scheduled program or a program you are considering, please do not hesitate to contact us at students@cfhi.org or call (415) 957-9000.

Join Our Virtual Opportunities

With global travel suspended, CFHI is now offering Virtual Opportunities so you can gain Global Health experience from home!

Support Global Health Leaders

During this critical time, Global Health Leaders are more important than ever. Please consider making a donation to CFHI and our network of Global Partners, who are on the frontlines of healthcare delivery in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.