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Foundations In Global Health

A comprehensive global health overview that
combines public health theory with real world

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Program Details

Foundations in Global Health offers modules that enhance knowledge and skills in global health. While learning about global health themes, participants will apply theoretical knowledge to real-life application through FIMRC operations at different sites around the world.

Foundations in Global Health I and II are the base of the program, providing foundational competencies in global health themes as well as an overview of each of the FIMRC project sites and how these global health themes are being addressed within the communities where FIMRC works.

After completing the Foundations in Global Health I and II, participants can then choose from 10 different tracks each focusing on one specific global health topic. This is an opportunity to dive deeper into a field, learning not only how FIMRC addresses challenges within that field, but also how local governments and other organizations are also working to address them. The tracks include: 

  1. Maternal and child health
  2. Vector-borne disease
  3. Environmental health
  4. Infectious disease
  5. Nutrition
  6. Chronic diseases
  7. Program development 
  8. Global health management 
  9. Vaccinations and immunizations
  10. Epidemics and pandemics

Program Components


A comprehensive program with up to 12 sessions, each totaling 80 hours of coursework. The sessions focus on specific global health themes through dynamic readings, training modules, FIMRC project site overviews, case studies, and clinical observation.


Globally minded students and professionals interested in studying the realities of healthcare in resource-limited communities while also sharing their own experience and knowledge.



  • Session I: $500
  • Session II: $350
  • Tracks: $250 (each)

"As a Virtual Global Health Fellow, I was able to have discussions with some of the world’s top public health officials and learn more about what healthcare looks like in different areas of the world. I expanded my knowledge through reading articles and research papers, watching live observations, working on a group project, and discussing the most pressing issues in global health today with like-minded peers from all around the world!"

-Keerthana S.

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