Welcome to the Global Health Consortium
Health is a fundamental human right.
The Global Health Consortium (GHC) is a collaborative vision – both within the Americas and abroad – to ensure that individuals and communities have greater access to better health.
GHC is a collaborative platform focused on coordinating national and international partnership initiatives in order to provide health solutions to the world’s population. It is a neutral academic environment that engages the public with an intelligent discourse on the world’s toughest health challenges, requiring both immediate attention and long-term solutions.
This is a challenge well suited to a thriving community of uniquely talented faculty across all disciplines of Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, as well as throughout FIU.
It takes cutting-edge research, global alliances, and a lot of heart to ensure health is improved – worldwide.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
The ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others.
Illnesses caused by pathogens and parasites in human populations. Every year there are more than 1 billion cases and over 1 million deaths globally from vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and onchocerciasis.
The science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.
- To be the catalytic platform to address the key challenges in global health affecting the large populations around the globe.
- To build a multidisciplinary internal, national and international collaborative partnerships to address the urgent health crisis.
- To promote education, interventions, innovations in health.
- To improve the living conditions of communities through a sustainable and equitable balance between health and the environment.