Global Health Fellows

The Global Health Fellows program brings together students from across Dartmouth in an ongoing exploration of global health issues.

Global Health Fellows 2019-2020

Article 25: Health for All

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness,  disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Article 25, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, enshrining health as a fundamental human right. While this declaration was pivotal in the global health equity movement, its promises have yet to be fully realized across the globe. Yet fifty years on, half of the global population lacks access to essential health services, and the world confronts stark inequities in health. In the 2019-20 Global Health Fellows Program, we’ll examine the ongoing struggle to realize the right to health for all.  We’ll learn about the emergence of the movement to realize the right to health, study the legal and policy basis for the right, and examine a range of issues on concern for the right to health. We’ll grapple with both entrenched human rights issues as well as new threats to human rights, including climate change, widespread displacement, and anti-globalist politics. As a group, we’ll also ask think critically about the relevance of human rights to the work of future global health leaders. 

Program Description

Dinner Series
Each week, Fellows come together over dinner. Weekly sessions feature a range of speakers, from former experts at UNICEF to first responders in the Ebola crisis. Global Health Fellows build their skills and knowledge hearing from global health leaders, participating in skills sessions and learning from each other. 

Methods Workshops
Beginning in 2018, Global Health Fellows will engage in methods seminars, with focuses from utilizing a rights-based approach to global health issues to global health advocacy. 
These workshops will bring together students in Global Health from across campus, allowing Fellows to connect with faculty and TDI and Geisel students during these workshops. 

Moosilauke Retreat
Global Health Fellows will spend a weekend during peak foliage season at the Moosilauke Lodge. During this retreat, Fellows will engage in workshops alongside Global Health faculty at Dartmouth and will participate in other engaging activities intended to help Fellows think critically about global health equity issues. The Moosilauke Retreat is a required program component. 

Career Links 
GHF benefit from a network of support and access to a wide range of resources as they pursue field opportunities and internships, independent research projects, and other endeavors in global health. The program is designed to connect Fellows with potential opportunities that are brought to the Global Health Initiative, supporting Fellows to pursue internships and other programs outside of Dartmouth. 

Application Process

We seek a multidisciplinary group of fellows who are interested and passionate about global health and are eager to engage with their peers in discussions of health equity and human rights.

The 2019-2020 GHF program is open to undergraduates, medical, MBA, and graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Applicants must be able to attend a fall retreat planned during peak foliage season at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge (October 19-20th, 2019), a minimum of four sessions per term, and be willing to engage constructively with their peers. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated interest in issues of health equity through academic coursework, co-curricular activities, and off term or work experiences. 

Participation in a Dickey Center-funded international internship or program is not a prerequisite for selection for the program. 

The Global Health Fellows program is not currently accepting applications from undergraduate students. Medical and graduate students interested in the Global Health Fellows are asked to submit an online application by 5 pm on August 27 at 5pm.

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