Global Health Week September 23-27, 2013

At this year’s Washington University in St. Louis Global Health Week, the public can watch Ethiopian dancers, listen to the melodies of Argentina and attend a lecture by the former president and health minister of Ecuador. Attendees also can buy ethnic food, shop for artisan crafts and ask Global Health Scholars, medical students and undergraduates about their outreach efforts.

“This event is held to bring our Washington University schools and community partners together as a united, multidisciplinary team that will learn, exchange ideas and lead in global efforts abroad and in our local St. Louis community,” said Basia Najarro, event organizer and co-director of the Global Health Scholars in Medicine program in the Department of Medicine.

Each year, the Global Health Scholars in Medicine program offers 10 internal medicine residents an opportunity to treat refugees and immigrants at clinics such as Family Care Health Centers and Casa de Salud here in St. Louis. It also gives them a chance to learn from experts in international medicine through workshops and conferences and to practice medicine abroad for a month.

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