Center for Global Health

Global Health Initiatives at Weill Cornell

Weill Cornell's commitment to global health is manifest through long-standing international partnerships. Faculty and students at all levels participate in wide-ranging service, research, and training activities to develop innovations and improve health among the world's poor. 


WCMC's principal research collaborations in Brazil are at the Federal University of Bahia's School of Medicine (UFBa) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Brazilian Ministry of Health (Fiocruz) in Salvador, Brazil. 2009 marks the 45th anniversary of the remarkable collaboration between Weill Cornell Medical College and the Federal University of Bahia, the longest collaboration of its type in the world today.


GHESKIO (Groupe Haitien d’Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infection Opportunistes) Centers, created in 1982 by Dr. Jean William Pape (’79), is one of the oldest institutions dedicated to the fight against AIDS. GHESKIO has three main objectives: patient care, training of medical personnel and community leaders, and operational research.


Established in 2001 as a joint venture between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation, WCMC-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and shares its mission of dedication to excellence in education, patient care and research. The first medical school in Qatar, and a pioneer of coeducation at the university level, WCMC-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University MD degree.


The mission of Weill Cornell Medical College in Mwanza, Tanzania is to strengthen medical education at the Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences (WBUCHS) and at Bugando Medical Center (BMC). The goal is to improve and expand upon Tanzania's core of health-care providers, and is being achieved through the bi-directional exchange of faculty, students, and residents between both institutions.

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