Global Health

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a strong commitment to global health education. Recognizing that we live in a global community, we seek to provide our residents with a deeper understanding of culture, language, society, and health in diverse communities. We believe that global health experiences and education are an ideal way to increase this awareness. The goal of the global health program is to build relationships with partnering institutions to improve health and education in their communities.

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers residents several opportunities to participate in global health experiences through global health electives, local to global involvement, the 3+1 global health fellowship, or participating in research.

Current projects and opportunities include:


Upcoming Global Health Events -----------------------------------------

 2019 YALI Tuesdays

Twelve of the 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW-Madison this summer are deeply involved in ensuring health for their countries and communities. From a variety of professions, including physicians and nurses, journalists and entrepreneurs, community outreach workers and microbiologists, they all have a passion to provide health for all.  The Fellows, who are visiting as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) hosted by the U.S. Department of State, will share the innovative ways they are reaching their goals in a series of four YALI Global Health Seminars: July 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.

  • July 2nd: Ensuring Women's Health
  • July 9th: Responding to Challenges
  • July 16th: Working Toward Equitable, Sustainable Health
  • July 23rd: Preventing Disease

More information can be found at the UW Global Health Institute's website.

Global Mental Health Learning Exchange

Mental health professionals from Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria will share their experiences in caring for mental illness in their countries. These lectures are a global conversation and a call to action to improve the quality of mental health care with dignity and including community-based care.

  • June 27th: Unlocking Mental Health Care
  • June 28th: Psychiatry Grand Rounds– Critical Cases in Community-based Care

More information can be found at the UW Global Health Institute's website.

Midwestern Universities for Global Health Conference 6.0

Join colleagues from more than 20 academic institutions—from Ohio to Iowa, Minnesota to Missouri—to network and learn. We'll spend our time meeting, learning from each other, and discussing best practices for global health education, research, service and outreach.

September 13-14, 2019

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