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International Health

Our mission as is to educate, empower and promote action on global health issues. We believe these goals can be accomplished by:

  1. Facilitating medical professionals experiences abroad
  2. Promoting international health advocacy & education at home
  3. Creating a more cohesive & engaged international health community

The International Experience


Web Links

Infectious Disease Resources

Governmental Agencies

Non-Governmental International Groups

Public Health Links

Student Groups and Pages

University International Programs & Interest Groups

News Resources

Reading List/Resources


  • Global Comparative Assessments in the Health Sector: Disease Burden, Expenditures, and Intervention Packages, C.J. Murray
  • The Global Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases, Alan D. Lopez
  • Global Health Statistics, Christopher J. L. Murray


  • Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, M. Eddleston, S. Pierini
  • Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook: D. Werner, et al.
  • Finding Work in Global Health, Garth Osborn, Patricia Ohmans
  • Textbook of International Health, Paul F. Basch
  • Cross-cultural Rehabilitation: An International Perspective, Ronnie Linda Leavitt
  • Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in a Global Perspective, Andrew Strathern, Pamela J. Stewart
  • Health Information for International Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Care Systems in Transition: An International Perspective, Francis D. Powell
  • Health of Nations: An International Perspective on U.S. Health Care Reform, Laurence A. Graig
  • International Health, Robert W. Buckingham
  • International CO-Operation in Health, Martin McKee
  • Critical Issues in Global Health: A Guide to Regions, Conditions, and Leadership Challenges, C. Everett
  • Global Health Care Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Regions, Trends, and Opportunities Shaping the International Health Arena, Walter W. Wieners
  • Disaster and Mass Trauma: Global Perspectives on Post Disaster Mental Health Management, Anie Sanentz Kalayjian
  • The Global Challenge of Health Care Rationing, Angela Couter
  • Global Migration: The Health Care Implications of Immigration and Population Movements, Paul R. Epstein
  • Global Report on Student Well-Being, Alex C. Michalos
  • How to Survive Disasters with Natural Medicine, Cass Ingram
  • How to Stay Healthy Abroad, Richard M. Dawood
  • International Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Jessica A. Herstein
  • The Struggle for Health, David Sander
  • Questioning the Solution: The Politics of Primary Health Care and Child Survival, David Werner and David Sanders
  • Book Suggestions from Questioning the Solution
  • Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa, by Robert Kiltgaardi
  • Lords of Poverty - The Power Prestige and Corruption of The International Aid Business, by Graham Hancock
  • A New Dawn in Guatemala: Toward a Worldwide Health Vision, edited by Richard Luecke
  • Witness to War, An American Doctor in El Salvador, by Charlie Clements

Health and Human Rights, and Public Health

  • Humanitarian Crises: The Medical and Public Health Response, Jennifer Leaning
  • Gender and Health: An International Perspective, Caroline Fishel Sargent
  • Betrayal of Health: The Collapse of Global Public Health, Laurie Garrett
  • Reproductive Health: Global Issues, A. Rosenfield
  • The Health of Women: A Global Perspective, Marge Koblinsky
  • Community Medicine: A Global Perspective, E. William Ebomoyi
  • Global Issues: Public Health, Jewett-Saccoman
  • Health and Human Rights: A Reader, Jonathan M. Mann
  • A Framework for Survival: Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters, Kenvin M. Cahill
  • Health Care Reform: A Human Rights Approach, Audrey R. Chapman
  • Negotiating Reproductive Rights, Rosalind P. Petchesky
  • Bioethics and Human Rights: A Reader for Health Professionals, Elsie L. Bandman
  • Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional's Guide to Medical and Physical Evaluation of Torture, PHR
  • Health and Humanitarian Concerns: Principles and Ethics, Henry Leszek Zielinski
  • Right to Health as a Human Right in International Law, Toebes Brigit C.A.
  • Women's Health and Human Rights: The Promotion and Protection of Women's Health through International Health Rights Law, R.J. Cook

Infectious Diseases

  • Timebomb: The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, Lee B. Reichman, Janice Hopkins Tanne
  • The Anthropology of Infectious Disease: International Health Perspective, Marcia C. Inhorn
  • Disease in Evolution: Global Changes and Emergence of Infectious Diseases, Richard Levins
  • Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, edited by Abram S. Benenson
  • The Plague, Albert Camus
  • The Forgotten Plague, Frank Ryan, MD
  • The Coming Plague, by Laurie Garrett
  • The Malaria Capers, Tales of Parasites and People, Dr. Robert Desowitz

Travel Medicine

  • International Travel Guide, 8th ed. Rose, Stuart
  • Travel & Tropical Medicine Manual, E. Jong, R. McMullen (UW Faculty)
  • Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine, Eric A. Weiss, et al
  • Blackwell's Primary Care Essentials: Travel Medicine, Robert P. Smith
  • Colour Guide-Travel Medicine, Eric Walker
  • International Travel and Health: Vaccination, Requirements, and Health Advice: Situation as on 1 January 2000, WHO
  • Manual of Travel Medicine and Health, Robert Steffen
  • Principles of Travel Medicine, Jane N. Zucherman

Foreign Literature

  • I Will Marry When I Want, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
  • Weep Not, Child, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
  • Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, Nawaal El Saadawi

International Health Opps

International Health Opportunities
One of AMSA's longest running and most popular resources! Visit our International Health Opportunities Directory to find internships, fellowships, electives, course work, volunteer/educational and Medical Spanish opportunities.

Bringing International Health Home