What
we do

Our role:

Our primary role is serving as an academic interface to create ethical and transformative global health educational programming with our institutional partners.

We also provide a platform for universities, students, researchers, and global health practitioners to come together and collaborate with local organizations and communities in the southern region of Costa Rica.

OUR DRIVERS:

Health Equality

Innovation

Action Research

Collaborative Development

Community Inclusion

Transformative Learning

Why Are We Different?

HEALTH EQUITY CENTERED:

Leading the way for best practices on the path to universal healthcare coverage.

Reciprocity:

Students benefit from learning opportunities, as local communities benefit from research results.

LOCAL OWNERSHIP:

Investment and commitment to developing local staff.

FOSTERING SOUTH-SOUTH PARTNER-SHIPS:

Our best-practice network spans throughout Central America, encouraging contextualized and long-term solutions.

LONG-TERM PARTNER-SHIPS:

For sustainability and long-term impact.

COMMUNITY INCLUSION:

Trust-based relationships and sustained communication with communities.

OUR IMPACT
MODEL

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  • TRAINING LEADERS
  • RESEARCH IS PROGRESS
  • COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
  • MODELS FOR REPLICATION

Our
Location

COSTA RICA:

Known for its longstanding peace and democratic values, Costa Rica is the ideal place to understand health equity as a core value of any future health practitioner.

BRUNCA REGION:

Although lagging in its social development indices, the region is full of invaluable assets. We believe this to be an ideal location for a safe and transformative global health experience.

OUR
REGIONAL CHALLENGES

Our
regional

challenges

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HEALTH INEQUITIES

HEALTH SYSTEMS CONTRAINTS

A TRIPLE-BURDEN

LACK OF RESEARCH

DISEASE-CENTERED-MODELS OF CARE

UN-RESPONSIVE HEALTH POLICIES

OUR
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
TEAM

Our

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

team

Global Health is by definition a multi-disciplinary field, which is why we have aimed at building a diverse team of professionals to offer students a comprehensive and integrated educational experience.

Our areas of specialty are Anthropology, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Public Policy, Health metrics, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Environmental Studies