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Medicine & Public Health

Medicine & Public Health

Fuel your passion for helping others lead healthier lives while working on projects that address medical & public health challenges.

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Make an Impact on Community Health

Are you passionate about making a difference in the health of families living in remote areas of the world?

  • Discover the unique challenges of providing adequate medical care in rural communities while contributing to this cause
  • Build facilities that directly improve the health of the community
  • Learn what it's like to be a doctor, nurse or global health worker in a developing country
  • Go beyond typical public health mission trips for teens, and compare the healthcare practices of the western world with traditional medicine from the region
Form real relationships with families who will benefit from the improvements you'll make to community health and wellness.

Form real relationships with families who will benefit from the improvements you'll make to community health and wellness.

Discover the complexities of providing adequate patient care and hygienic public facilities in the developing world.

Discover the complexities of providing adequate patient care and hygienic public facilities in the developing world.

Join together with community partners and former Peace Corps volunteers and piece together how local investment in wellness projects benefits entire communities.

Join together with community partners and former Peace Corps volunteers and piece together how local investment in wellness projects benefits entire communities.

GLA Medicine & Public Health Programs

Bali: Global Health Initiative™

Bali: Global Health Initiative™

Flagship

On this program, you'll study public health through two different perspectives: Western convention and the indigenous wisdom of the East. You'll significantly deepen your understanding of the many pieces that make up the global health puzzle, especially in the developing world, where cultural competence is just as important for achieving wellness as medical ability and technology.

Peru: Foundations of Global Health™

Peru: Foundations of Global Health™

Flagship

This program is a real opportunity to learn about public health as a basic human need, while helping carry out important health campaigns in the Andean communities of Peru's Sacred Valley. You'll do hands-on work on campaigns to assess malnutrition in rural areas, work on an ongoing research project in the high Andes, and learn from community health workers operating traveling clinics.

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™

Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™

Gain clinical experience as part of a medical brigade while also working on projects that combat community health risks from all angles. You'll volunteer on initiatives related to clean water access, infrastructure improvement and health data collection. This program is perfect for an aspiring doctor or nurse, or anybody who has a passion for helping those in-need.

Haiti: Global Health Initiative™

Haiti: Global Health Initiative™

On this program, apply your interest in health and humanitarianism as you learn about medical care and work to improve living conditions in a Haitian community. You'll work on projects that address the root concerns of public health, assist local doctors and health professionals in the field, and think critically about how to solve crises of health insecurity in both rural and urban communities.

South Africa: Global Health Initiative™

South Africa: Global Health Initiative™

On this program, you'll live in a small rural village where you'll help address health needs by working at a grassroots level to help facilitate health assessments for local homesteads and families in the remote community. Your survey results will assist in defining the ongoing health strategy for the town going forward. You'll also teach basic health and safety measures in the homes, as well as provide families with first aid kits.

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