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The UC San Diego Global Health Institute (GHI), formerly known as the Global Health Initiative, is a UC San Diego campus-wide effort that aims to coordinate existing global health research and training efforts across the campus, and to generate new collaborations and educational programs to meet health challenges of global importance. Our goal is to serve as a resource for coordinating UC San Diego global health projects, courses, research, and training programs for the local global health community.

Mission Statement

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Think. Act. Impact.

In a world with constantly shrinking borders, global health is a growing concern. The University of California, San Diego is making an international impact with research and health care programs around the globe that fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Our Mission

The mission of the UC San Diego Global Health Institute is to facilitate research, education and public-private partnerships across diverse disciplines to address global health challenges in the 21st century, and to serve as a coordinating body for training programs, service and global health-related curricula.

The Global Health Institute's themes of focus:
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Global Mental Health

Global Health News

•Upcoming Event: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 an event by Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH

•News Highlight: UCSD students hope low-cost device will help combat HIV worldwide

What Happens When Long-Term US Residents Get Deported To Mexico

•See some of the highlights from the grant recipients from 2016-2017 here and here!

•Global health can lead to more jobs in America.

•2017 Acting on the Call Report: A Focus on Health Systems.

•This man should have died, but unusual infusions saved his life.

•Nature features a hero in global health, Paul Farmer.

News: US Malaria donations saved almost 2 million African children.

•U.S. Must Continue Steady Global Health Funding ‘To Save Lives,’ Friends Of The Global Fight President Says. Read More from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

•Gregory Goldgof and Elizabeth Winzler of the University of California, San Diego in the U.S. will use a genetically modified drug-sensitive yeast strain to quickly and inexpensively identify the cellular target of compounds that can kill the parasite Cryptosporidium (a major cause of diarrhea-associated deaths of young children in developing countries). Read More.

•Congratulations to UCSD postdoc Danielle Horyniak for her research cited in Buzzfeed, sponsored by the UCSD Global Health Institute!

Calendar of Events

Wound Clinic

The Wound Clinic is a mobile clinic based in Tijuana, Mexico focused on providing humanitarian medical care for the homeless and poorest communities in the US-Mexico Border.

Our efforts are to raise awareness among the local and international community about the implications of structural violence in Tijuana’s society specially the poor and underserved.

The wound clinic not only provide service to the community but also serves as an opportunity for UCSD students to learn about the communities and frontline physicians the importance of compassion, solidarity and good medical practice. By learning the different aspects and needs from this population the students gain experience to enrich medical education in primary care and public health for the poor and underserved communities. If you are interested on how to volunteer or would like more information please contact Dr. Patricia Gonzalez-Zuniga by email: woundclinic@gmail.com.

To support the Wound Clinic: https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/tijuana-wound-clinic-fundraiser/

Read more about the Wound Clinic

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