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


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