Global Health Equity Scholars Program
The mission of the GHES program is designed to create a new community of researchers, educators, and professionals prepared to address new and emerging global health challenges. Building on the program’s first 10 years, we train cadres of new researchers who dedicate their research careers to addressing the health problems that arise out of the inequity of conditions prevalent in informal human settlements that the United Nations has defined as slums. Rather than addressing one disease at a time, we provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated approach to dealing with slum health issues, developed over many years by various participating faculty members of this program.
What We Do
Over the past ten years, our program has trained 141 fellows (79 US and 62 LMIC). About 48% of the fellowships have been carried out in Africa, 35% in Asia, 17% in Latin America, and 2% in Eastern Europe. Of the US fellowships, 20% have been among under-represented minorities in the sciences.