Latest Global Health News
In a recent visit to Yale, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States must reassert itself as a global leader if we are to address the threat of climate change and other global health challenges in a world steeped in political discord.
- January 23, 2020
The YSM OGHE GHE Innovation Award is designed to promote faculty research programs in global health education at Yale and to provide opportunities for medical students to learn methods relevant to conducting this type of research. Funded activities should address an important issue in global health education.
- December 09, 2019
While Yale medical students continue to expand their understanding of how medicine is practiced in other parts of the world, they are also looking to understand how patients in rural regions of the United States are receiving care. Read about a student’s experience caring for patients at the Indian Health Services in Chinle, AZ.
- October 16, 2019
HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.
- August 26, 2019
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty, residents, and students are engaged with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) initiatives far from the Yale campus, such as in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Uganda. With its portability and immediacy, POCUS is a powerful diagnostic tool, which also can enhance medical education, both on campus, and worldwide.
- June 24, 2019
Ugandan Medical Student, Julius Nuewagaba, Earns International Award for Project to Improve Community Health
Julius Nuwagaba of Kampala, Uganda, a medical student at Makerere University School of Medicine, is one of 12 students from around the world named recipients of the 2019 Student Projects for Health awards presented by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and its Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).
- February 18, 2019
While the United States is still one of the few countries where physician assistants (PA) play an active role on health care teams, a significant number of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate Program students have participated in clinical rotations outside of the U.S. Since 2007, students have completed rotations in countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, Spain, and Uganda, even though PAs are not an established profession in any of these countries. Currently, approximately 20 per cent of Yale PA Program students participate in an international rotation for several weeks at some point during the last six months of the 28-month program.
- April 02, 2018
The Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing have come together to launch the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), a university-wide effort that will address worldwide health issues
- March 16, 2018
"Friends of Yale” Event in Nairobi, Kenya - Christine Muhonja, Winnie Okeyo, Grace Murilla, President Salovey, Serap Aksoy and Erick Awouche.
- February 09, 2018
Twelve years ago, faculty and students from Yale and Uganda’s Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) began working and learning together with one goal: to improve patient care in Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH) in Kampala. During the course of this partnership, the goal — and the results — have become much broader.