GlobeMed helps young leaders build the courage and ability to address health and social justice issues. We provide education and leadership training for over 2,000 students in 60 university chapters, each of which is partnered with a grassroots organization in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. Through these partnerships, students support local health projects while learning from grassroots leaders and a diverse network of peers.
All around the world, people continue to face barriers to living healthy lives. While the field of global health has allocated significant resources to decreasing these barriers, there is still a stark disparity in quality of life between poor and wealthy communities. Meanwhile, 80% of global health employers report that academia is not adequately preparing young people with the skills and competencies needed for the global health workforce.
GlobeMed empowers students and grassroots leaders to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. We believe the most powerful way to address global health disparities is to invest in the education and experiences of the future global health workforce. GlobeMed is a movement of brave, compassionate young leaders who seek to advance health equity today and into the future.
Thousands of young people gain the knowledge, skills, and values to address health and social justice issues through their time in GlobeMed. Our 4,000+ alumni forge collaborations and conversations that challenge the status quo and advance health equity on a global scale. With 500 people joining our alumni network every year, the ripple effect of their influence on the world will positively impact millions of people.