University Consortium for Global Health

Investigator: Haile Debas, MD
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation

Location(s): Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania; Zambia; Egypt; Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Ghana; Mali; China; India; Pakistan; Viet Nam; Thailand; Israel; Mexico; Chile; Peru; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago


About Us

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), founded by leading North American university global health programs, aims to:

  • Define the field and discipline of global health;
  • Standardize required curricula and competencies for global health;
  • Define criteria and conditions for student and faculty field placements in host institutions;
  • Provide coordination of projects and initiatives among and between resource-rich universities and less-developed nations and their institutions.

CUGH is dedicated to creating balance in resources and in the exchange of students and faculty between institutions in rich and poor countries, recognizing the importance of equal partnership between the academic institutions in developing nations and their resource-rich counterparts in the planning, implementation, management and impact evaluation of joint projects.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided the leadership and funding to plan this consortium. The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant to help develop the organizational structure of CUGH in its first year of existence.