Global Health Events Calendar

Do not miss out on global health events! Check out our calendar of local global health events.

Gillings Global Health Travel Blog

UNC Gillings students put what they learn in the classroom into pratice during their practicum. Students share their field experiences from around the world.

April 2024
Navigating Crisis, History and Health in Haiti: A Conversation with Wingdie (Didi) Bertrand Farmer

Wingdie (Didi) Bertrand Farmer discusses Haiti’s history, major health challenges and public health infrastructure, and talks about her work with Partners in Health in Haiti – and how the organization is currently operating given the country’s most recent political unrest. Bertrand Farmer is director of global partnerships and operations at the Global Institute for Community Health and Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree at the Gillings School.

April 2024
Unpacking the health impacts of conflict on women and girls in Gaza

Shatha Elnakib, PhD, MPH, has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of sexual and reproductive health and humanitarian assistance. As an assistant scientist in the International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, she leads several mixed-methods research projects focused on generating evidence to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health services and policies in humanitarian settings. Prior to starting her faculty appointment, Dr. Elnakib worked for the Population Council, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from Columbia University and a doctoral degree in international health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

April 2024
Reimagining Global Health Training

This seminar focuses on strategies to reimagine and decolonize global health training in the U.S and internationally. Dr. Deshira Wallace, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior at Gillings, discusses how MPH training and classroom-based learning in the U.S. needs to be restructured and reframed. Dr. Matthew DeCamp, Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities Division of General Internal Medicine at University of Colorado, and Dr. Limbanazo Matandika, Research Fellow in the Center for Bioethics in Eastern and Southern Africa (CEBESA) at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Malawi discuss strategies to decolonize and democratize international field-based global health training. The session was moderated by Dr. Ben Chi, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC.

November 2023
Asian American Identities and Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

The Intersection of Global Health and Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series

Dr. Jennifer Ho, Director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts and Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder presents on Asian American Identities and Addressing Anti-Asian Racism. Dr. Ho discusses what it means to be Asian American, the history of anti-Asian racism from the 19th century to our present day, and things that all of us can do to work for an end not just to anti-Asian racism but all forms of racism and intersectional oppression.

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