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Valuable Resources and Links
for the World Traveler





  1. UCSF faculty and researchers work in nearly every country around the world, providing clinical care, research, technical assistance and training—all in an effort to advance health worldwide.
  2. Global Health NOW is a not-for-profit initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  3. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill emphasizes academic and research excellence, with a focus on bettering the world in which our faculty and students work and live. Today UNC has partnerships with more than 325 institutions around the world, making it possible to train physicians to provide clinical care in Malawi, enable researchers to explore and protect endangered island archipelagos and open doors for students to study history and business in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom and China.
  4. Yale has become a university of the world, and the School of Medicine is looking beyond national borders for solutions to pressing issues in medicine, science, and public health.
  5. Keck School of Medicine of UCS, Master of Science in Global Medicine
  6. Resource List (If not appropriate to publish, useful reference)
  1. Partners in Health mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
  2. The International Committee of the Red Cross is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.
  3. AMOR is a community benefit organization (HQ in Fresno, CA, USA)  that works strategically with our partners to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty.
  4. MedShare helps increase health system capacity and drives sustainability by providing biomedical equipment training and service to healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need.
  5. World Health Organization began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.
  6. CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 26 countries worldwide.
  7. The mission of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is to collaborate with the people of the Artibonite Valley, Haiti as they strive to improve their health and quality of life.
  8. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. Our Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries.
  9. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
  1. Médecins Sans Frontières brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion.
  2. Health Volunteers Overseas improves the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.
  3. Consortium of Universities for Global Health: Supporting the university as a transforming force in global health. Creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere.
  4. Doctors for Global Health (DGH) is a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world
  1. GTEN has created a series of web-based travel tools to improve the pre-travel health care of high-risk travelers. These tools are based on CDC recommendations.
  2. The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  3. The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) promotes healthy, safe and responsible travel of all people crossing international borders.
  4. Global Rescue has been a leader and pioneer in the travel services industry since our founding in 2004.
  5. ACEP’s Selected Topics for International Emergency Physicians
  6. The Nuts and Bolts of Global Emergency Medicine (PDF)
  7. WHO Basic Emergency Care Curriculum
  8. International Federation for Emergency Medicine has multiple resources including a presentation data bank.
  9. African Federation for Emergency Medicine curriculum, presentation bank and ultrasound presentation bank
  10. Free Online Course in Emergency Medicine
  11. The Practioners’ Guide to Global Health
  12. The Global Health Learning Center has free courses on Global Health
  13. RedR has free in-person courses on Global Health in the UK and worldwide
  14. ACEP’s Section on EMS and Disaster Preparedness
  15. Relief Web offers searchable database of training opportunities
  1. Hesperian Health Guides is a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health. We develop easy to read materials that are produced in many languages.
  2. SIGN builds orthopaedic capacity in developing countries by collaborating with the local surgeons to develop training and implants that support their efforts to provide effective orthopaedic surgery to the poor.
  3. Emergency Physicians Monthly: Relief trip blog offers valuable lessons in GLOBAL health outreach expedition preparation
  4. Pan American Health Organization is the specialized international health agency for the Americas.
  5. CDC has been working around the world for more than 60 years.
  6. Health Volunteers Overseas is a blog organization of links updated to provide trends in Global Health topics.
  7. UCSF Fresno Volunteer Faculty Blog – topics of Global Health Interest, updated regularly