At CUGH’s Annual Meeting last week in Washington, DC educators and students from over 60 countries met to discuss the global health landscape. Perhaps one of the most powerful and emotional sessions was one that captured power of reflection in global health education. Eight trainees from undergraduate to post-graduate levels read personal reflections on global health education experiences that affected them.
Often the global health dialogue is dominated by Western voices. IFMSA allows 1,000+ medical students from around the world to work face-to-face twice a year. It democratizes global health and allows for crucial relationship development that is necessary for a unified global advocacy voice for health equity and justice. During the IFMSA alumni meeting attendees praised CFHI for its gold-standard model for global health education. Colleagues from Ghana, Serbia, Philippines, Nigeria, and beyond approached me with gratitude for CFHIs important advocacy voice in the global health education field.
Evaleen Jones, MD is the founder of Child Family Health International (CFHI) and Clinical Faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Today, on International Women’s Day we feature an experience from her recent visit to CFHI partner sites in India, and a story from a woman she met while here which carries the message of community empowerment that CFHI embodies.
CFHI helps to identify community strengths, ingenuity, and passion. In close collaboration with local teams, CFHI creates programs and funds community health projects identified and carried out by local teams. This practice is based on the asset-based community development approach, formalized at Northwestern University.
I’ve been a doctor now for 13 (lucky) years but I recently had the opportunity to reflect on my path towards becoming a physician and my involvement in global health.
FSM students go above and beyond the call of the program and support CFHI & Northwestern University School of Medicine Project training for parteras, or traditional midwives. Throughout the year students raise money to contribute towards a 5-day training for over 30 traditional midwives who attend over 40% of the births in the region.
CFHI warmly welcomes Dr. Gieseker and is enthusiastic about the skills she brings to our organization. Karen will be analyzing the outcomes of CFHI programs, as well as mentoring international partners to increase capacity building for research and assessment within and between our partner communities.
Grand Rounds at UCSF- Dr. Evert discussed the variety of ways individuals can ‘practice’ global health, many of which lay down the stethoscope and clinical service in preference of advocacy and community-based capacity building.
Child Family Health International’s Quito, Ecuador Medical Director Dra. Susana Alvear and Global Medical Director Dr. Jessica Evert were featured in the closing keynote address of the 9th Annual AAFP Global Health Workshop. Nearly 300 attendees from 25 countries attended to share ideas, evidence, and inspiration on topics ranging from global health education at US [...]
Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Just published, the second edition of the guidebook is edited by Jack Chase, MD and CFHI's own Medical Director, Jessica Evert, MD. The book builds upon the first edition to provide an expanded, evidence-based perspective on curriculum and capacity-building in the global health workforce.
Berggren explained she conceptualizes fundamental global health knowledge as ethics, critical thinking and an astute grasp of collaboration- with knowledge of infectious disease, chronic disease management, epidemiology and other medical topics as really being secondary building blocks of a core competency in ethics.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) along with the greater study abroad community gathered the last week in May in Houston at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. Paul Arntson led off a session entitled “Designing Transformative International Education Programs: What’s Working.” Discussed was having students participate in an asset-based model to examine a community’s strengths rather than weaknesses, which aligns with CFHI's approach.
Students and faculty are recognizing the need for well thought out global health programming and international engagement. Yet there is still far to go!
In the realm of sexual and reproductive health, the adoption of this article into the Ecuadorian constitution has created funding and support for real action on the ground.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of CFHI' s transformative Global Health Education Programs and Community Empowerment. This milestone gives us a chance to celebrate and to look back on the impact of CFHI.
On this 30th anniversary, World AIDS Day gives us a time to pause and take in the enormity of this disease that has ravaged so much of humanity. There will be much written today about how we are turning a corner and that the epidemic is showing signs of coming to an end. It is [...]
Today the editors of USA TODAY added a Special Section to their national newspaper called Sharing in the USA. This is an annual attempt to focus on charitable giving. Included in this section is a list of national charities that have earned the Seal of the Better Business Bureau as an Accredited Charity. Of all [...]
"Global Health Ethics is once again in the forefront of discussion with the recently published Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics chapter emphasizing the relevance of biomedical, clinical and public health ethics within the global medical and academic community. Child Family Health International's (CFHI) Evaleen Jones M.D., Jessica Evert M.D., Scott Loeliger M.D., and Steven Schmidbauer co-authored [...]
Heads of State vow to “achieve social and health equity.” Students respectfully ask for more specifics. Last week, Heads of State, Ministers, government representatives, and leaders of different sectors met in Rio de Janerio at the WHO World Conference on Social Determinants of Health. (Writing and discussions about social determinants of health can often get [...]