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). It is the field of medicine that deals with “those health issues that transcend national boundaries and governments and call for actions on the global forces that determine the health of people” (NCBI).
AMSA’s Global Health Team
The Global Health (GH) Action Committee executes AMSA’s programming and advocacy efforts in issues of global health, including but not limited to maternal and child health; access to medicines and quality, affordable health care for all; HIV, TB and other neglected diseases; refugee health; health and human rights; and ethical, sustainable service here and abroad.
This year, the Global Health team will focus on promoting sustainability and ethics in global health practices. We hope to increase student involvement in global health, but in the right way.