San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
The most comprehensive guidebook to date for global health education, “Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Edition” has been unveiled by Child Family Health International (CFHI) and collaborating organizations.
Featuring contributors from more than fifty universities and leading global health organizations worldwide, “Developing Global Health Programming” promises to be a paramount resource for top medical educators and advocates worldwide who are creating and expanding global health programs,” said Jessica Evert, M.D., co-editor of the book and Executive Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI), a non-governmental organization that has been transforming global health education and empowering local communities in seven low and middle-income countries worldwide for over twenty years. “With critical cross-cutting contributions from over eighty authors from more than a dozen disciplines, this book represents a truly trans-disciplinary approach to global health education, one that outlines best-practices and challenges us to take global health education to a new level of rigor and consciousness.”
Simultaneously, it illustrates how global health represents the intersection of many disciplines beyond biomedicine, including anthropology, business, economics, education and public health among others.
The book reinforces the role of universities and educational organizations as being increasingly important players and advocates in creating the health workforce shaped by an increasingly globalized professional landscape. Keith Martin MD, Executive Director of Consortium for Universities for Global Health (CUGH), an organization of universities and NGO’s expanding the role of academic institutions in global health, observes, “Universities have enormous capabilities to address the major global health challenges before us. This potential is only beginning to be utilized. This important book shows how global health programs can lead in the development of the intersectoral and interdisciplinary approaches vital to tackling these pressing problems that know no borders.
Co-supported by CFHI, CUGH, American Association of Medical College’s Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO), Ride for World Health (R4WH), and the International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations (IFMSA), the book is available from major online booksellers, including Amazon and Lulu.
CFHI provides transformative global health experiences and community empowerment in underserved communities around the world. Since 1992 CFHI has grown, now offering over 20 Global Health Education Programs and funding community health projects in Latin America, Africa, and India. More than 7,000 students have participated in CFHI programs alongside local health practitioners. CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.