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Learning lies at the heart of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

From undergraduates to health practitioners, students choose global health education. Expanding their worldview. Delving into complex determinants of health and disease. Collaborating and engaging communities large and small—and finding new pathways to well-being.

They earn Certificates in Global Health, complete international clerkships, participate in field experiences. They are Badgers becoming citizens of the world.



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A collage of head shots of the eight panelists and moderators for the panels.Global HealthGlobal Health Symposium panels welcome many voices to advance health for allPatricia Tellez-Giron, M.D., who grew up in Mexico, knows first-hand the challenges of immigrants. As a family medicine doctor and community activist, she’s cared for the Latinx community in Madison for decades. “Almost everything I …Read more…

Mariaelena Huambachano sits and works in a New Zealand gardenGlobal HealthSymposium keynote will look to Indigenous philosophies as a recipe to living wellMariaelena Huambachano has spent her life crossing cultures: Of Quechua lineage, she was born and raised in Chorillos, Peru, and, at 19, immigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees to …Read more…

UW-Madison UniverCity Year program to partner with four communities in 2021February 18, 2021GOP Republicans resume efforts to end state mask mandateFebruary 4, 2021Child cases of COVID-19 increasingFebruary 3, 2021Work with GHI: Apply now for a communications or advancement intern positionJanuary 25, 2021Biden has vowed to put science first to beat the pandemic. That won’t be enoughDecember 22, 2020More news »


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