A presentation on the work that PAHO/WHO is currently undertaking in Cuba, including the multi-faceted public health challenges the island faces, the organization's principles of cooperation, and how Pittsburgh-based international partnerships have positively affected the Cuban health system resilience-building and sustainability measures.
The 16th Annual Global Health Innovation Conference will be held at Yale University. This is the world's learding and largest global health conference, as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from more than 55 countries.
Organized by Pitt Law with partners from across the University, this workshop brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars--including Tina Batra Hershey, Moses Bility, Donald Burke, Ernesto Marques, and Wilbert Van Panhuis of Pitt Public Health--to examine global health inequities in the distribution of infectious diseases. While highly infectious diseases make up five of the top ten leading causes of death in low-income countries , the constite only one of the top ten causes of death in high-income countries.
Please pre-register, though there is no fee to attend the conference. Venue: Pitt Law, Alcoa Room.
One Book One Community, the Global Health Student Association, and the Center for Global Health present the powerful 30-minute documentary "Close to Home: Street Medicine" which shares voices of service providers and oft-forgotten homeless patients in our region. Catch the film and hear directly from Jim Withers, founder and medical director of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® and the Street Medicine Institute and film producer/videographer Matt Lewis. Donations of warm gloves and hats will be collected for the local homeless population. Light refreshments to follow.
A Pitt MD/MPH candidate focusing on global health and surgery, Sangki Oak shares his experiences and lessons learned while volunteering in disaster response efforts both in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands during the aftermath of last fall's Super Typhoon Yutu.
The 2019 CUGH Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Join more than 1,800 global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 55 countries to explore the latest in global health and how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can translate and implement the global health challenges before us.
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The University of Pittsburgh has declared academic year 2018-19 as The Year of PittGlobal. Please check back as we add University events and programs to celebrate and advance Pitt’s global impact.
Join in celebrating the Year of Pitt Global.