What is Global Health
Global health is “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide” (The Lancet). At its core, global health is a constantly evolving general guiding principle, an organizing framework for thinking and action, with a vision of a world with equitable access to health and wellbeing for all. This interdisciplinary framework incorporates not just medicine but human rights, environmental science, public health, economics, and more.
AMSA’s Global Health Team
The Global Health (GH) Action Committee executes AMSA’s programming and advocacy efforts in the many interconnected issues global health envelops, including but not limited to maternal and child health; access to medicines and quality, affordable health care for all; HIV, TB and neglected diseases; refugee and immigrant health; environmental health and science; health and human rights; and ethical, sustainable service.
This year, the Global Health team will focus on promoting ethics in global health practices and raising awareness on opportunities available in global health to members at all areas of their training – pre-medical, medical, and residents. We hope to increase student involvement in global health while staying true to the oath we all take – to doing no harm.