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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


 Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

​The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest German universities and is now one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions. Learn more.


 Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing, China

​The Capital Institute of Pediatrics is a research institute that specializes in child healthcare and basic reasearch, prevention and treatment of childhood disorders, with tasks of medical services for children and higher education for college students.  Learn more..22

 Centro de Epilepsia y Neurocirugia Funcional (Humana), Guatemala City, Guatemala

Humana is a non-profit organization formed by professionals in neurosciences, parents and altruistic people who work for the benefit of patients who suffer from epilepsy.

Humana is the only specialized center in Guatemala carrying out a permanent program of integral care of epilepsy with a formally established service of epilepsy surgery, which has a specific study protocol and directed to each Patient, other neurological care, functional neurosurgery, spina bifida and minimally invasive procedures.


 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,

 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.


 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

 Meditation, De-Addiction, Health, AIDS, Nutrition Trust (MAHAN), Melghat, India

To be the best health Institution in the tribal areas of India with an aim to uplift the health facet of tribal of Melghat & India.Learn more.


 Ministry of Public Health & Social Welfare of Paraguay

​The purpose of this MOU is to Promote the development of activities, research, scientific and technical projects in the field of health sciences that promote the integral improvement of the family and maternal-infant health, as well as human development in Paraguay. To learn more about the Ministry,

 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:

 Pantaleon Group

​The purpose of this MOU is to explore opportunities for collaboration on the identification of risk factors for non-communicable diseases including chronic kidney disease and the evaluation of evidence-based practices to mitigate the risk of developing noncommunicable disease including chronic kidney disease in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  To learn more about the Pantaleon Group,

 Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

All employees of the Pasteur Institute still need to strive for more effort, dedication and creativity to contribute to the cause of care and protection of human health, the most precious of society through all age. Read more.


 Secretariat of Health of the United Mexican States

 Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) 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 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

 Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

​Rafael Landívar University seeks academic excellence, which means a superior quality of ideas, principles and actions of those who, as teachers, administrators and students, can be placed above the simple material and routine fulllment of their duty. Our goal is to go beyond training highly trained professionals in their discipline and successful in their practice. We encourage students to be agents of change and propose creative and transparent solutions to the challenges that the country maintains. University teaching is systematically improved through courses, workshops and lectures to teachers, led by experts.  Learn more.27

 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 Eric A F Simoes, MB, BS, DCH, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health10

 University of Nairobi

​The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national, regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in basic sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts.  Check out their website for more informaiton.16

 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

​The University engages students, faculty, and staff in its comprehensive educational, research, and service programs. Learn more.21

 University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe

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