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This experience has instilled in me an appreciation for the paramount importance of personal relationships to successful grassroots public health work. Simple, informal conversations undertaken in a spirit of friendliness and open exchange often yielded some of our most valuable and rewarding insights. The sevikas, or community health workers, were our models; their inexhaustible commitment to the health and well-being of their families, friends and neighbors was unrivaled. – Patrick Robinson
The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to support health for all.
Chocolate as medicine. Learning about the natural traditional remedies in Guatemala's rich Mayan culture was enlightening and essential to understand the perception of health and wellness. Interestingly, such beliefs involve the medicinal use of cacao. Watching the chocolate process, one can see and feel the healing power of chocolate that is carefully and thoughtfully prepared from roasted cacao beans, cinnamon and various other spices.
2014 CGH Scholar, Caitlin Secrit
MHIRT Scholars and Faculty in South Africa
Photo Credit: Emmanuel Abebrese, CGH Scholar 2017, Koforidua, Ghana
UVA Scholars working with school children about the importance of health.
CGH Global Resident Scholars in Rwanda, 2016.
Photo Credit: Mary Long - India
A Rwandan Ambulance at CHUK Hospital.
2016 CGH University Scholars and Global Medical Resident Award Scholars in Rwanda