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As global health care efforts evolve into a model that focuses on developing local capacity to provide care, the UW-Madison contributes to strengthening health systems through high-quality clinical education programs, twinning partnerships and quality improvement training. GHI helps support and organize international exchanges for UW certificate and health science students, from undergraduate immersion learning experiences to clinical rotations. In addition, GHI’s health science faculty are involved in health strengthening partnerships around the world.
- GHI Associate Director James Conway is involved in improving immunization programs and addressing barriers to coverage locally and globally
- GHI Special Advisor James Cleary is an internationally recognized expert in palliative care and leads a training program that builds capacity in this area around the world.
- GHI Advisory member Girma Tefera was key in establishing the UW-Madison/Addis Ababa University Twinning Program in his homeland of Ethiopia to develop an emergency medicine program that is a model for other African countries.
- GHI Advisory member Cynthia Haq is a global leader in medical education, promoting primary care and family medicine around the world. She also leads efforts to strengthen medical education in Ethiopia and Milwaukee.
- GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown is a pioneer in bringing the principles of quality improvement to low-resource countries. She organizes an annual Quality Improvement Institute that brings health leaders from low resource centers to Madison for training. A recent grant will allow DiPrete Brown and colleagues to develop an online QI training program.
The programs are grounded in the principles of respect, reciprocity and two-way learning. They address global disparities around the world and bring lessons home that improve health in Wisconsin.
- Establishing emergency medical education in Ethiopia
- Conway part of consortium that’s improving global health education
- Award trains palliative care champions
- Small changes strengthen global health
- Establishing emergency medical education in Liberia