As part of our Global Health Day panel presentation event on the morning of Saturday, October 3, we are featuring researchers and practitioners that have dedicated their work to the Center’s vision: Sustainable, equitable health globally.
Interest in experiences and training in global health has increased substantially in the last few decades among health sciences students around the world. In response, institutions have launched multiple efforts across regions and partners to re-envision and revitalize the nature and scope of Global Health Research Training programs. Getting strong institutional commitment, and support from institutional leadership along with an engaged local partner are both integral to the success and sustainability of these programs.
However, concerns keep arising regarding how best to structure and implement these programs with particular attention being drawn to unintended consequences and ethical concerns that these efforts bring.
What lessons have been learned by University of Minnesota teams involved in moving forward this kind of endeavor? How should these programs be adapted to prepare the new generation of Global Health practitioners for the post-COVID era?
These are some of the concepts that we are thrilled to discuss with our invited speakers on the Global Health Day panel.
David Meya, MD
Senior Lecturer, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University and Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota
Claudia Munoz Zanzi, DVM, PhD,
Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota