Global health work and training in underserved areas presents unique opportunities to serve and to learn, but also increases exposure to safety risks. Global health programs have a duty to properly prepare and train staff, faculty and students prior to departure. Health care workers and their employers must understand their respective roles in the protection and support of their global health workforce, including their legal responsibilities, minimum operational standards, and support structures.
This webinar by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health consisted of short presentations with case discussion from the headquarters and field perspective including important roles and responsibilities within organizations and what are the most pressing issues related to health, safety, and security of deploying faculty, students and staff.
CUGH builds interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions’ capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.