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WVU HSC Global Health Program and Tropical Medicine Course

The Global Health Program (GHP), formerly known as the International Health Program (IHP), at West Virginia University was established in 1991 as an interdisciplinary program at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Under the directorship of Melanie A. Fisher, MD, MSc, the GHP is composed of faculty, students, and staff who are interested in global health. The program is student-centered and its major activities promote education of students and all health professionals in global health.

Major activities of the Global Health Program (GHP) include providing opportunities for WVU students to have rotations in medicine and public health in developing countries and a variety of international settings. The GHP at WVU also provides an annual course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health (Tropical Medicine Course) for health care professionals every summer. The GHP welcomes participation of all health professions students including those in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied health, as well as faculty and staff from the Health Sciences Center in order to promote interest and service in global health.

For more information about the GHP, please contact Nancy Sanders, Program Coordinator for GHP and the Tropical Medicine Course. Additionally, please contact Jacque Visyak for additional information regarding student electives and other aspects of the GHP. 

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