Global Health Education

The Global Health program at UConn Health is co-sponsored by Community Based Education and the Center for International Community Health Studies (CICHS). Since the program began in 1986, it has provided more than 250 educational experiences for students in every region of the world. The purpose of the program is to help students understand and respond to the problems and needs of underserved communities, both in this country and in the developing world. This includes learning how to work cross-culturally and cross-nationally in collaboration with health professionals and community leaders. Student experiences include community health research and health education, clinical care and language study. The curriculum times in which students participate in international health are between first and second year, during fourth year and in an optional fifth year.

Countries Visited

World map

Argentina

Australia

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Canada

China

Costa Rica

Cuba

Ecuador

Egypt

Ethiopia

Fiji Island

France

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Lithuania

Malawi

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Puerto Rico

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

South Africa

Sri Lanka

St. Lucia

Swaziland

Taiwan

Tanzania

The Gambia

Tonga

Uganda

Uruguay

USA

USA - Alaska

Zambia

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, M.D., FIDSA

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, M.D., FIDSA
Director of Global Health
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor of Medicine
Phone: 860-679-4745
Fax: 860-679-4701
Uganda mobile: +256 (0) 773.035.877
Email: dieckhaus@uchc.edu