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A Global Mission

Service, Education, Research


Who We Are

The Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Global Health, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, is a multidisciplinary center that engages faculty, fellows, residents and students from the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Business, Engineering, Architecture, and Liberal Arts in developing transformative interventions for global health problems.



The vision of the Center for Global Health is to work with impoverished communities throughout the world for better healthcare, better health and a better future for children and their families. Through the Center for Global Health’s interdisciplinary and host country collaborative activities in service delivery models, research, training, and global health policy and advocacy, we strive to improve the global standard of health consistent with the fullness of human dignity.



The mission of the Center for Global Health is to catalyze equitable partnerships in teaching, research, practice and service to make innovative and creative advances in the global standard of health.



The Center for Global Health operates according to these closely held principles.

We value:

  • The right of all humans to enjoy the best health possible,
  • healthy equity and justice,
  • global equity in access to health care and the conditions in which people can be healthy,
  • respect for human dignity and self determination,
  • comprehensive understanding of the conditions that affect health,
  • integrated approach to health in teaching, research, practice and service,
  • critical thinking,
  • reciprocity in teaching and learning with our global partners,
  • transparency and integrity in our interactions with others,
  • generosity,
  • the unique experience, perspectives and skills of Coloradans and the University of Colorado



The Center for Global Health has the following goals for achieving its Vision and carrying out its Mission:

  • Goal 1 - Increase understanding about global health issues within the University and the broader national and international community.
  • Goal 2 - Create new knowledge regarding global health issues and the determinates of health and
  • Goal 3 - Bring about positive impacts on the current state of global health working through equitable United States and international partnerships.


Our Partners

The Center for Global Health is located at the Colorado School of Public Health but actively fulfills its mission in partnership with other organizations located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and well-being. Collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues, including chronic disease, access to health care, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries. To learn more about the Colorado School of Public Health, please visit its website


Children’s Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Hospital Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children’s Hospital Colorado network includes its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, 15 Network of Care locations and more than 400 outreach clinics. For more information, visit


University of Colorado School of Medicine

Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The school is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system. To learn more about the medical school’s care, education, research and community engagement, please visit its web site


The Center for Global Health also collaborates with partners around the world to fulfill its mission.


 Memorandums of Understanding


 Jose Fernando Bolaños Foundation in Guatemala City, Guatemala

​This Foundation is the funder for the multi-disciplinary work the Center is spear-heading in the Trifinio region (southwest corner) of Guatemala. This Foundation is a leader in social responsibility and is actively giving back to its community and those surrounding communities. To learn more about this project, read this story

 Fundacion para la Salud Integral de los Guatemaltecos in Guatemala City, Guatemala

This MOU is to codify the collaboration in the organization, procurement, and delivery of health care services for children and their families in the area of influence to provide these limited resource population with access to health care currently scarce in the area. These services will include but not be limited to comprehensive child health care, maternal health care, oral health, family medicine, and health care that including occupational and adult health care.


 Christian Medical College Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India

​The objective of Christian Medical College is the establishment, maintainance and development of a Christian Medical College and Hopsital in India, where men and women shall receive an education of the highest grade in the art and science of medicine, nursing or one or other of the related  professions, to equip them in the spirit of Christ for service in the relief of suffering and the promotion of health. Please go to its web site to learn more,

 Contrapoder Magazine in Guatemala City, Guatemala

​The purpose of this MOU will be to support the dissemination of scientific and health related knowledge that promotes the comprehensive improvement of family and maternal-child health, as well as human development in Guatemala. To learn more about the magazine, please visit its web site at:

 Health & Economics Finance Development Consortium, Ltd of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya

​The Health and Economics Finance Development Consortium Group (HEDC, is one of Africa’s leading providers of Consulting, Advisory services and technical support in Public Sectors of Health & HIV and AIDS; macroeconomics development; Governance and Institutional support, training and capacity building, Audits & Financial services and research.
With over 30 years experience in consulting in a wide range of professional services the HEDC Group has established a solid clinets' base of government entities, Kwasi-governmental organizations, Donors including UN agencies and private sector in various countries in Africa. Our dependability is derived from a pool of over 60 multidiscplinary and multi-sectoral teams of professionals comprising in-house staff and Associates experts drawn from regional and international consulting circles.  Go to, to learn more.

 Nepal Health Care Cooperative Limited

​Nepal Health Care Cooperative Limited is an organization committed to development, prosperous, peaceful and dignified Nepal through quality service, education and research.  Please check out its web site for more information:

 Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (PMB) is recognized as a significant healthcare provider in Uganda and seeks to reach the poorest of the Poor with Quality Health Care services. By its nature and ethos, UPMB strongly supports the achievement of universal and equitable access to healthcare services in Uganda. UPMB strives at all times to maintain the highest level of quality care to all who come to its doorsteps with Respect, Gender equality, Dignity, and Confidentiality without Discrimination.  To learn more, please visit its web site,

 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City, Guatemala

​The mission of Universidad del Valle de Guatemala is to educate human beings and conduct research in an area of freedom, to develop reflective thinking, critical and ethical judgment; capture, generate, and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge and humanistic thinking, to put them at the service of the community, the Guatemalan society and humanity. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site The center will work in partnership with the University in conjunction with our Guatemala Trifinio Project.6

 Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala

​The mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquín is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site The center will work in collaboration with the University in conjunction with our Guatemala Trifinio Project.3

 Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires, Argentina

​The primary purpose of Universidad Maimonides is to create a learning environment in which teachers, researchers and students originate, analyze critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values ​​that enhance quality of life and human development in the global society. In the center of its mission is the search for truth, the discovery, dissemination of knowledge and encouragement of excellence in each of the members of the educational community. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site The center will work in conjunction with the University as a WHO Collaborating Center.5

 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru

​The mission of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is to promote man and the promotion and preservation of culture and development. To conserve and enhance the knowledge and universal culture to transmit the individual and the community. To undertake and promote research in the humanities, science and technology and promote intellectual and artistic creation. To learn more about the University, please visit its web site The center will work with the University in conjunction with the work we are doing in Peru with Centura Health.8

 Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia

​To learn more about the University, please visit its web site The center will work in partnership with the University via a project spearheaded by Dr. Eric Simoes, Co-Director of our Maternal and Child Health Initiative. 10

 University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

​The University of Health Sciences (UHS) of Cambodia trains young men and women in all the professions of healthcare. Its mission is to promote health and the quality and safety of care throughout the country.  The UHS strives to achieve the highest international standards in education, professional practices and scientific research.  To learn more, visit its web site at:

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