Global Health Programs & Resources

Child Family Health International has some favorite Global Health Education resources that we have found really useful and want anyone interested in global health to know about. See below for some of our favorite resources, also visit our Latest News and Blog.

CFHI Participant Planetary Health Pledge

Global Health and Planetary Health are inextricably linked. Human health is not separate from the health of our planet or that of other living organisms on Earth. Rather, we are all completely interdependent. CFHI has developed a Planetary Health Pledge, and we invite all participants to choose Planetary Health actions that they can commit to and sign the pledge. Sign the Participant Planetary...Read more

CFHI Programs Flyer

Child Family Health International is dedicated to transformative Global Health Education programs, research, and thought leadership, emphasizing community leadership, global citizenship, and ethical engagement. Learn more about our programs and what they have to offer through the link provided. Feel free to share this flyer with your networks!Read more

Brocher Declaration: Promoting Appropriate Short-Term Engagements

The Brocher Declaration is a statement of ethical principles for guiding policy on short-term global health engagements, and has been endorsed by over 30 organizations including Child Family Health International, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, and many others. The Declaration urges the international community to make every effort to maximize the value and minimize the harm of...Read more

Special Collection Decolonizing Global Health Education

The Annals of Global Health has developed a special issue around the theme of decolonization broadly, emphasizing how coloniality and neo-colonial thought are woven through and still affect higher education. Through this issue, they provide an opportunity for authors (faculty, researchers, practitioners, students, and administrators) to express their vision of what a decolonized global health...Read more

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Global Health Education Programs

Child Family Health International (CFHI), in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, offers Global Health Education Programs including internships, electives, and rotations in international communities in a way that imbeds participants in existing health systems and leverages local medical and public health professionals as the global health experts they are. CFHI is a leader in...Read more

Global health education for the post-pandemic years: parity, people, planet, priorities, and practices

Global health degree programs are now offered by institutions of higher education in most world regions. Based on our review of the curricula for many of these programs, we identified five domains that are central to current global health education. “Parity” emphasizes health equity as the ultimate goal of global health. “People” comprises the social, economic, cultural, and political...Read more

Global Health Education in the Time of COVID-19: An Opportunity to Restructure Relationships and Address Supremacy

Global health and its predecessors, tropical medicine and international health, have historically been driven by the agendas of institutions in high-income countries (HICs), with power dynamics that have disadvantaged partner institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Since the 2000s, however, the academic global health community has been moving toward a focus on health equity and...Read more

Communicating Ethical Engagement Abroad: A Content Analysis of Service-Learning Study Abroad Third-Party Provider Websites

This article shares the results of a study that analyzed the website content of eight third-party providers that offer service-learning study abroad programs to college students. The study looked specifically at the information about service-learning projects and how host communities, community partners, and target populations are portrayed or represented within that content. Data are analyzed...Read more

CUGH Educational Modules

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) offers free web-based educational materials on a wide variety of topics. Educational modules are designed for medical, public health, nursing and other health profession students as well as undergraduates. Students can review materials either on their own or they can function as a resource in an instructor-led course.Read more

International Volunteering and Governance

This paper aims to strengthen evidence on the contributions of international development volunteerism to good governance. We highlight case examples from a variety of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCOs) to demonstrate various ways that volunteers and IVCOs have strengthened public and private governance structures through formal and informal interventions. The conceptual...Read more

How Do We Decolonize Global Health in Medical Education?

Medical schools are increasing global health training opportunities, but these have been marketed to medical students as an exotic vocation. The challenges of global health education in high income country (HIC) medical schools are rooted within broader inequities in global health partnerships. More meaningful engagement during medical training is hindered by students’ inability to take extended...Read more

Screening and Intervention for Skin Cancer in the Galapagos

Marissa T. Ayasse, BS, Jocellie E. Marquez, MD, MBA, Daniel F. Lozeau, MD, Jordan B. Slutsky, MD, Tara L. Kaufmann, MD, Yoojin Lee, MD, Richard J. Scriven, MD, and Alexander B. Dagum, MD in this study aim to assess the general dermatological needs and correlation of tentative skin cancer screening diagnoses with histopathological confirmation in the highly sun-exposed locals of the Galapagos...Read more

The Planetary Health Education Framework

The Planetary Health Education Framework is a project of the Planetary Health Alliance ( The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 250 partners from around the world committed to understanding and addressing the human health impacts of global environmental change.Read more

A framework to guide planetary health education

Published in The Lancet Planetary Health, this comment presents a cohesive framework for planetary health education to guide institutions, educators, and learners across all levels and disciplines. The authors seek to equip and enable learners to drive transdisciplinary and mutually reinforcing actions to protect and restore planetary health and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.Read more

Six Routes to Unsupervised Clinical Practice - Academic Medicine

Many medical students and faculty members do not question the formal pathways to becoming a practicing clinician since legal rules and regulations seem fixed; however, those who spend time in other countries discover that these pathways differ from country to country and that the standard pathway in their own country of origin does not apply universally. Based on earlier work distinguishing six...Read more

Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology

The sixty-three essays in this anthology highlight the profound impact of global health experiences and illustrate the perspectives of undergraduate students, health science trainees, and young doctors working in international health systems, revealing their expectations, ideals, biases, limitations, and ambitions. The goal of this text is to encourage learners to become critical reflectors, and...Read more

Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines for Training Experiences in Global Health

The Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (WEIGHT) encourages efforts to develop and implement a means of assessing the potential benefits and harms of global health training programs. WEIGHT developed a set of guidelines for institutions, trainees, and sponsors of field-based global health training on ethics and best practices in this setting. With the growing desire of...Read more


It is known that almost two-thirds of medical students expect to participate in a global health experience during their time in medical school, residency and early career paths. What this article seeks to examine, is the dynamic between the positive intent these students have and the widening gap of social inequities of health that might occur in host communites because of the impact of Short-...Read more

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

Created through a collaboration between Stanford and Johns Hopkins University, Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training is a series of ten cases to introduce trainees and others involved in global health research and service to ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences abroad. Each case is adapted from an actual scenario and has a quiz to assess learning...Read more

Short term global health experiences and local partnership models: a framework

Lawrence C. Loh, William Cherniak, Bradley A. Dreifuss, Matthew M. Dacso, Henry C. Lin and Jessica Evert offer a framework to categorize different models of local engagement in short-term experiences in global health (STEGH) based on professional experiences and a review of the existing literature. This article examines three proposed frameworks in which a STEGH may occur: 1) number of visiting...Read more

Global Health Educational Engagement: A Tale of Two Models

Global health learning experiences for medical students sit at the intersection of capacity building, ethics, and education. As interest in global health programs during medical school continues to rise, Northwestern University Alliance for International Development, a student-led and -run organization at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has provided students with the...Read more

Developing an Ethical Framework for Short-Term International Dental and Medical Activities

Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd edition is an essential text for any academic institution, administrator, faculty, or student interested in developing or expanding global health education and international programs. This text expands on the 1st edition and provides a comprehensive view of global health education that is useful for...Read more

Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide

Child Family Health International (CFHI) has contributed to the seminal new text "Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide." The book gives concrete guidance on how to choose and take part in experiences in global health drawing on a wide collaboration of perspectives under the leadership of editor, Dr. Neil Arya.Read more

Do you GASP? How pre-health students delivering babies in Africa is quickly becoming consequentially unacceptable

This article can be found at The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) is an organization of over 1400 health professions advisors at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and abroad. This social network serves as a place for up-to-date resources for the professional development of health professions advisors. It assists advisors in...Read more

Developing Global Health Programming: A Guide for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed

Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd edition is an essential text for any academic institution, administrator, faculty, or student interested in developing or expanding global health education and international programs. This text expands on the 1st edition and provides a comprehensive view of global health education that is useful for...Read more

World Health Mapper

The World Health Mapper is an online resource that allows you to compare country-level health indicators as maps, tables, and/or charts and gain a better understanding of the worldwide impact of family medicine.Read more

Global Health NOW

From the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Global Health NOW offers summaries and exclusive articles on the latest public health news—delivering all the day’s critical stories directly into your inbox. Learn more and subscribe to GHN news.Read more

Collaboration for Host Perspectives on Global Health Competencies

The Collaboration for Host Perspectives on Global Health Competencies is a group of community and academically-based researchers from 9 countries collaborating to investigate the opinions of host faculty, staff, and community members in countries across the socioeconomic spectrum who host visiting students and trainees from other countries at their healthcare and public health facilities (...Read more

Career opportunities in global health: A snapshot of the current employment landscape

The demand for global health opportunities over the past decade has fueled a brisk increase in the number of global health training programs, yet the employment opportunities for graduates of such programs remain poorly understood. This pilot survey presents the characteristics of 178 global health employment opportunities available during two specific time periods in 2014. Understanding the...Read more

WHO-HQ Global Health Internship Scholarship

The Network of WHO Intern Alumni, in partnership with Child Family Health International , are administering a scholarship opportunity to financially support two candidates from a low- and middle- income country (LMIC) and cover the costs of an internship at WHO Headquarters Geneva in the Winter 2015/16 cycle. Click on the "Learn More" link below, to get more details.Read more

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever

Article provides resources for opportunities in global health, global health conferences, and lists of nongovernmental and other organizations that offer service trips or networking opportunities. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician. Many family physicians work in remote areas of the world delivering...Read more

GHLO – Association of American Medical Colleges

The Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) Collaborative facilitates global mobility for final year students pursuing clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country. GHLO utilizes a web-based platform that streamlines the application process for students, enables home schools to endorse student applications and track progress, and host institutions to publish and...Read more

Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) Online Training

Want to learn how you can ensure patient safety while you are in clinics or hospitals abroad? This is a great tool for students, faculty, and advisors to know about. Created by University of Minnesota Health Careers Center, the GAPS online training , is a tool to help explore the need to prioritize patient safety and understand the implications of students being placed in health-settings in low...Read more

Teaching Corner: Child Family Health International

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is a U.S.-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) that has more than 25 global health education programs in ten countries annually serving more than 600 interprofessional undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate participants in programs geared toward individual students and university partners. Recognized by Special Consultative Status with...Read more

This Week in Global Health

This Week in Global Health (TWiGH) is a weekly live global health show where Dr. Greg Martin and a team of well-qualified global health experts, students, and young professionals give a brief overview of current events and topics in the global health sphere. Watch TWiGH episodes here .Read more

Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals

At the 2008 inaugural meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), participants discussed the rapid expansion of global health programs and the lack of standardized competencies and curricula to guide these programs. In 2013, CUGH appointed a Global Health Competency Subcommittee and charged this subcommittee with identifying broad global health core competencies applicable...Read more

Unite for Sight Global Health University

Online certificate programs in a variety of topics in global health, including maternal and child health, ethics of photography, social entrepreneurship, environmental health, and more. Global health delivery is complex, and programs are best developed by local medical professionals and social entrepreneurs who understand the barriers to quality care in their communities. As a global health...Read more