GHS works with partners across UCSF to develop resources and policies to facilitate global health research and travel for all faculty, staff, and students. In addition to its leadership at UCSF, GHS leverages its expertise to lead and champion innovative programs and initiatives across California, the US, and around the world, to inform policy, and to strengthen global health leadership, education, institutional capacity, and research.
GHS also hosts international symposia that convene global health leaders from around the world and throughout the Bay Area.
The partnership between Aga Khan University (AKU) and UCSF dates back to 2006, when AKU’s family medicine program in Tanzania and the Aga Khan Health Services program in East Africa began working with Global Health Sciences to strengthen AKU’s training and research program in family medicine based in Dar es Salaam. The partnership has continued to evolve, and in in April 2011, His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, visited UCSF to gain insight into the driving forces behind UCSF’s excellence in research and education, and to deepen the partnership between UCSF and the Aga Khan.More
Directed by GHS’ Dr. Haile Debas and Dr. Thomas Coates from UCLA, the University of California Global Health Institute is working to build an interdisciplinary, system-wide academic global health program that leverages the global health expertise of the 10 University of California campuses to meet the growing interest and demands of students and young faculty in California and throughout the US.More
In 2009, GHS spearheaded the formation of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) to support, build momentum within, and provide a leading voice for university global health programs across North America. GHS’ Dr. Haile Debas is the Founding Chair of the CUGH Board of Directors, and GHS serves as the Consortium’s Secretariat.More
The institutional partnership between MUHAS and UCSF is reciprocal at its core. It differs from more traditional project- or department-based academic partnerships in that it is based on the hypothesis that it is more cost-effective to build institution-wide capacity. While the primary goal is to support MUHAS to expand its capacity to supply the health professionals that Tanzania so urgently requires, the partnership will also strengthen UCSF’s capacity to contribute to global health and the global workforce crisis.More
Some of the biggest names in the field of global health came to UCSF on September 9, 2011 to discuss how to work together to improve the education of health professionals in the United States and around the world. The event provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress and the growing potential of initiatives conceived at the September 2007 Global Health Sustainability: Focusing on the Workforce symposium held at UCSF. Central to the discussions were the accomplishments and opportunities linked to the creation of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and the Commission on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century.More
On October 13, 2010, GHS’ Global Health Group, led by Sir Richard Feachem, hosted the inaugural Bay Area Global Health Summit, with a theme of innovation and action for the next decade. The Summit convened prominent thought leaders from the Bay Area and around the world. Speakers discussed and debated new economic development models, social media tools for health, the critical role of non-state actors, innovative strategies for combating malaria, and more. The day-long summit drew a capacity crowd of more than 500 participants, primarily from Bay Area universities, health organizations and corporations.More
The UCSF Cuba Program in Health Diplomacy is in its fourth year of support from the Atlantic Philanthropies and is run by Nancy Burke, PhD. The grant has supported the development of collaborative research projects as well as educational enrichment and student projects.More