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Office of Global Health

Global Health Week

The eighth annual Global Health Week 2018 dates are November 26 -30. View the list of events (PDF)

The objectives of Global Health Week are:

  • Increase the visibility of faculty's global health activities in education, research, patient care and community engagement.
  • Raise awareness of local and international partnerships that are addressing global health issues from neighborhoods to nations.

All events are co-sponsored by MCW departments, offices and centers. Topic areas intentionally cross all of our missions of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

Since 2011 the week’s events have hosted over 6,000 participants.

Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty, staff, and partners are serving to advance health. We anticipate that together, we can continue to share credible, collaborative, and mutually beneficial efforts in global health from neighborhoods to nations.

Previous Global Health Week Celebrations

Global Health Week 2017

November 27-December 2, 2017

The 7th Annual Global Health Week included students disseminating collaborative global research efforts

The 2017 MCW Global Health Week events achieved the Office of Global Health’s goal of facilitating a sustainable platform that showcases how our local and global partnerships promote our institution’s missions of community engagement, education, patient care, and research.

This seventh year we had a depth of events that included documentary films, a fun run, research dissemination, and a wide range of local, regional, and national speakers from disciplines within and outside of medicine. Topics at these events spanned current issues in global health equities and our progress in addressing them.

Highlights included:

  • Active participation of 1400 trainees of all levels, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community members;
  • Wonderful diversity of over 30 events and activities centered around health topic areas that cross all four MCW missions with invited speakers from Dartmouth University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health, and the International Institute of Wisconsin;
  • Co-sponsorship by over 28 different MCW departments, offices, centers, and academic partners including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Concordia University Wisconsin;
  • 20 global health research studies presented on campus and at the 4th Annual Midwestern Universities for Global Health meeting at Washington University in St Louis and;
  • Library display of recent books, published MCW student global health research, and other resources in global health.

Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty, staff, and partners serve to advance health care locally and globally. It is an opportunity to share credible, collaborative, and mutually-beneficial efforts in global health from neighborhoods to nations.

We hope that this week reinvigorates on-going discussions and catalyzes new ideas and initiatives that will impact neighborhoods in our state, region, and beyond.

Events (PDF)
Research Poster Presentations (PDF)