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.
The BJMC/Sassoon Hospital Campus is located in the city of Pune (population 4 million) in the state of Maharashtra. The 1300-bed public hospital cares for underserved populations from the surrounding rural and urban communities. The 21 clinics see ~450,000 outpatients per year. BJ Medical College was founded in 1871 and is among the top ten medical colleges in India.
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.