Global Health Equity Scholars Program
The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program was established in 2014 and is comprised of four US partner institutions – the University of California at Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University, and the University of Arizona. The research training takes place at one of the 25 training sites located across 21 countries, representing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Oceania.
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. We build on the last 6 years of this training program to create a cadre of new researchers who can dedicate their research careers to addressing the health problems that arise out of inequity of human conditions prevalent in informal human settlements that the United Nations has defined as slums. Rather than addressing one disease at a time, we propose to 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.
GHES is one of seven consortia funded by the Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) training initiative. The program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
THE 2022-2023 APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED. THE NEXT APPLICATION CYCLE WILL BE OPEN FROM AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2022.