The Global Medicine Elective and Dominican Republic Exchange Program Contact: Max Brito The Global Medicine Elective is an educational activity sponsored by the Urban Global Medicine Program of the Department of Medicine (DOM). Medical students and internal medicine postgraduate trainees travel with DOM faculty to the Dominican Republic for a 2- week immersion program to
UIC OB/GYN’s footprint in Africa is growing. Contact: Gelila Goba The University of Illinois Chicago’s partnership with Mekelle University in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, continues to grow as one of the leading women’s health peering programs in Ethiopia as well as the broader East Africa region. The partnership, which focuses on improving medical and resident education,
Migration adversely affects people, particularly as it contributes to mental and physical illness. Kosovo and Tajikistan are two of the world's highest migrant sending countries. This program will train researchers and build local networks that will ultimately create local experts in non-communicable diseases and physical and mental health issues for imigrants.
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Binaytara Foundation have partnered to develop Nepal’s first blood and marrow transplant unit and to organize the country’s first international conference on blood cancers. Stem cell transplantation, a standard procedure for the treatment of many blood cancers in developed countries, is not yet offered in Nepal.
Yantalo is a village located in the Peruvian Amazon in the province of Alto Mayo with a population of approximately 4000. Since 2005, Dr. Vasquez has been recruiting volunteer healthcare professionals and fundraising to create a sustainable hub of clinical care, health education and research. The UIC Center for Global Health works with Dr. Vasquez,
Project: Community Engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction Since the earthquake in 2010, Dr. Janet Lin has been continuing work in Haiti to improve the capacity of the citizens of Haiti to respond to disasters by understanding risks and hazards and reducing vulnerabilities, primarily at the community level. Disaster Risk Reduction is “The concept and practice
This project, a collaboration between the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine, the UIC School of Public Health, the District of Saraya, Senegal, and Peace Corps Senegal, utilized the Global Community Health Collaborative (GCHC) model was intended to positively impact global health disparities by specifically addressing the global burden of disease, the global shortage
Building capacity in sustainable emergency care systems in resource-limited settings that traditionally have lacked these services. Our current projects in Uganda include: Center for Global Health Partnership with Engeye Health Emergency Care Systems Development Using a Task Shifting Model in Rural Uganda Engeye Health Clinic Partnership Engeye Health Clinic (EHC) in Ddegeya Village, Uganda is