Here at Global Health Hub, our volunteers are working with several partners create a community-maintained repository for global health resources. This part of the site is currently under construction as we are still in the process of seeing what’s out there & improving search features. Please check back. 

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Global Health Primers
Primers by Source

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) offers educational modules (including those formerly created/hosted by the Global Health Education Consortium – GHEC) that are too numerous to list. Most are in pdf or powerpoint format that are useful for both medical and public health practitioners. Also offered is Clinical Reasoning Without Resources featuring case-series from rural Uganda, which is targeted at clinicians practicing in low resource settings, medicine and family medicine residents, and senior medical students with an interest in clinical global health. Also available is CUGH TV with recordings from prior conferences and sessions.

 The Global Health e-learning center, by USAID offers courses in a variety of global health areas. Courses are authored by subject matter experts and can be completed in about one to two hours. Courses are designed to be taken online, though the website also offers printer-friendly formats to download. Some courses are available in languages other than English. Learners may choose to take a series of related courses as part of a Certificate Program.

Global Health University  is an open access database of material published by Unite For Sight. Material is organized by topic, with each topic containing short read-only modules


The Global Health Delivery (GHD) Case Collection offers case studies on designing health systems to meet the needs of patients and populations, considering programmatic, organizational, and policy-related decisions faced by global health leaders in low-resource settings. This growing set of cases currently examines Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Open Courseware displays courses taught at John Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) free and openly available on the Web.

JHSPH Online Courses allow active exchange of knowledge between faculty and students. Academic credit is awarded for successful completion of courses. Visit:

 Relevant Modules Course OfferingsGlobal HealthHIV/AIDSInfectious DiseaseRefugee HealthPublic Health in Developing Countries

 “The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) is a center of excellence supporting clinical care and research training in resource-limited communities.” The site is designed to help train global health practicioners via distance learning, though the materials may be accessed freely by anyone. The site includes distance learning from the  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has created a Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) training consisting of 24 modules that can be easily downloaded and adapted; they include facilitator and participant guides, PowerPoint presentations, and case studies. In addition to understanding basic disease management, these modules are intended to enhance NCD epidemiology, surveillance, and program management. The modules were developed to specifically address the needs of low- and middle-income countries.


Global Health Trials offers a series of short, e-learning courses aimed to cover the steps needed to conduct clinical studies in global health. Courses are estimated to take ~ 45 minutes with a certificate issued upon completion. Of note, some courses are offered in other languages,  including  French, Portugal, and Spanish among others.

 Global Health Media from Emory Univerisity’s Rollins School of Public Health with free lectures on global health topics. There are not opportunities for course credit or interaction with professors. It includes the following courses and series for free:HIV Seminar SeriesGlobal Health Seminar SeriesCommunity Health and DevelopmentScenarios from AfricaGlobal Health Star Lecture Series


Baylor International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative offers extensive training through its HIV Curriculum and Adherence Curriculum for clinicians and public health professionals.

 Series of lectures from the Duke Global Health Institute.

Everyday Leadership is a collection of learning and training tools to support global health leaders. Additionally, I-TECH offers monthly clinical education modules for mid-level providers in resource-limited settings. To date, topics include HIV and TB.

The material was developed by the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) and includes videos clips and materials for classroom trainings, distance learning, and self-reflection.

The UW Department of Global Health provides a central focus for the department’s e-learning efforts. There is a collection of  global health courses for registered students, though these courses may be available to you via petition without registering. Also check out the free online modules.

Fogarty International Center: E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers offers free and low-cost e-learning resources to those working in the field of global health research. The page includes free resources from the NIH as well as free resources from other centers.

Supercourse is a repository of lectures on global health. Supercourse contains over 5560 lectures in 31 languages. It is a product of the WHO Collaborating Center University of Pittsburgh.

 Khan Academy is a not-for-profit “providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” As opposed to full-length courses, Khan Academy mostly offers shorter modules that are freely accessible. Most of the materials are aimed at the high school and college level, though there are some topics that may be of interest to those with global health interests.

Relevant ModulesProbability and StatisticsMicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsFinance and Capital MarketsHealthcare System

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Modules by Topic
Infectious Diseases
HIV/AIDS Tuberculosis Malaria Neglected Tropical Diseases Sexually Transmitted Infections Vaccines Other
Non-Communicable Diseases Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Women's Health Child Health
Environmental Health Policy Health Systems Strengthening
Overview Service Delivery Workforce Health Information Systems Supply Chains: Meds, vaccines, and technologies Financing Leadership and Governence
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Research Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Technology Career, Curricula, and Professionalism
Global Health Basics

Global Health Courses
In-Person Courses

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-6-44-55-amThe Global Health Delivery Intensive (GHDI) is a non-degree program offered during the first summer session at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) by the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University. GHDI is intended for mid-career global health professionals who seek training in global health delivery concepts and skills.

Online Courses
Coursera partners with the top universities and organizations to offer free courses online. Coursera offers courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Courses are typically weeks to months in duration and tought by real professors with opportunities for student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction. We’ve selected a selected sample that may be of interest to global health practitioners.

Global Health

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research

Public Health

 Health Care & Medicine

Business & Management

EdX is an online platform of free, rigorous courses of many disciplines. Courses are typically weeks to months in duration and tought by real professors with opportunities for student-to-student and student-to-teacher interaction. It is supported by a partnership from MIT and Harvard based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We’ve selected a selected sample that may be of interest to global health practitioners. 

Age of Globalization

Health and Society

Behavioural Economics

Introduction to Global Sociology

Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries

Introduction to Statistics: Probability

Introduction to Bioethics

Introduction to Statistics: Inference

Introduction to Statistics: Descriptive Statistics


MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) “is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.” Courses and lectures can be viewed for free, though there are not opportunities for interaction with professors or course credit. We’ve selected a selected sample that may be of interest to global health practitioners. 


Tufts OpenCourseWare provides free access to course content for everyone online. Courses and lectures can be viewed for free, though there are not opportunities for interaction with professors or course credit. Relevant ModulesEpidemiology and BiostatisticsPopulations MedicineInternational Multilateral NegotiationOne Health: Interdisciplinary Approaches to People, Animals, and the EnvironmentWater and Diplomacy: Integration of Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy

Free Webcasts from the University of California Berkeley: Public Health WebcastsEconomics

Two global health courses are now being offered online through Yale’s Open Courses website.  These courses are free and available to the general public: Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600Global Problems of Population Growth

Free short course on Immigrant and Refugee Health from the the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Research and Programming (data, reports, websites, toolkits)
Data Reports
Websites Toolkits
  • K4Health: Intended for health program managers, policy makers, and service providers to develop policies, design programs, and make health care decisions based on evidence. At present, K4Health offers approximately 65 Toolkits on a wide range of health topics including: family planning methods, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, environmental health, gender, and cross-cutting technical areas (mHealth, leadership and management).
  • UNC Chapel Hill: Resources in disaster medicine, essential meds/vaccines, infectious diseases, chronic disease, maternal and child health, monitoring and evaluation, nutrition, oral health, health systems strengthening, and water
  • Section on International Child Health (SOICH): Toolkits for children’s health.
  • Global Health Workforce Alliance: Latest resources related to human resources in health in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Health Education Program for Developing Countries: evidence-based resources for program implementation in health screening, participatory approaches, and oral health. Features many health education flyers in multiple languages.

Global Health Cases

This is a short list of cases — both teaching cases and case studies– related to global health.

Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University

Lancet Global Surgery

Innovations for Successful Societies (Princeton)

World Health Organization


Global Health Topics Global Health Textbooks Development and Aid

Global Health Advice

The following are separate databases with extensive funding opportunities for global health research, training, project grants, travel, etc.:

Degree and Certificate Programs

Please visit the comprehensive, searchable database from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), which was created separately from the list below.

Masters in Global Health

The Global Health Sciences (GHS) MS degree is a one-year, four-quarter program designed for students or practitioners in a health field who want skills specific to global health. The program is designed to prepare student for the required spring quarter fieldwork. Fall 2014 deadline: February 15th, 2014.

The Master of Science in Global Health program is a one-year program. The website claims that it is distinct from other MSGH programs by a stronger focus on science, specifically with regard to research on infectious diseases and cancer. Fall 2014 deadline: February 1st, 2014.


The Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery is cross-university curriculum in the Harvard Medical School, School of Public Health, and School of Business. It aims at developing skills to perform social and delivery science and policy research in resource limited settings. It is designed for mid-career health professionals or students in health graduate programs. It includes a field-based mentored research project in global health that may be in the resource-poor settings of the US or a developing country. Students will submit a master’s thesis based on this work. The program does not involve direct clinical work. Fall 2014 deadline: December 6th, 2013.


The Global Health and Environment program is a unique, interdisciplinary, program based in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Students will learn how to “help people in developing countries achieve health, reach a reasonable level of well-being, and stabilize populations, while at the same time protecting the local, community, and global environments, are among the most compelling and complicated challenges facing the world community.” Students will graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Environment Health Sciences. Fall 2014 deadline: December 1st, 2013.


The Master of Science in Global Medicine offers a variety of tracks, including clinical, management, advanced (for physicians and dentists), and dual degree. The program is taught through the Keck School of Medicine and emphasizes “methods used in addressing global diseases and finding innovative new solutions for preventing global health crises.”



The Duke Master of Science in Global Health is a three-term program with a 10 weeks of field work, which is reportedly well-financed. In 2014, Duke will also offer the program at Duke Kunshan University in China. Fall 2014 deadline: January 31st, 2014.


Georgetown University is offering a new multidisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH). The program is taught by faculty from across Georgetown University, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign ServiceGeorgetown University Medical CenterGeorgetown Law, and Georgetown Public Policy Institute. A Field Research Module provides students with field experience. Fall 2014 deadline: April 1st, 2014.

Master in Public Health (global health concentration)

There are over 100 Master in Public Health (MPH) degree programs in the United States alone (view 2011 rankings). Program durations range from 1-2 years and are increasingly offered online and/or part time. Core disciplines include biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences. There are wide and diverse applications of the degree. MPH programs are increasing offering courses and concentrations related to global health. The following is a list of known MPH programs offering a global health concentration (DLP = Distance Learning Program available):

Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
The following are a list of programs that offer a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H). Most DTM&H programs are ~ 3 months of full time instruction, often including immersion in tropical settings with heavy burden of disease. Most programs are designed for MDs only.  The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is in charge of accreditation and exam process; they  provide a summary list that may be viewed here. There are many programs with a similar focus but may not lead to a diploma award.

Other Certificate Programs

Career & Internships

In addition to the opportunities provided here, please view Alki Initiative’s Global Health jobs page here as well as the Fogarty International Center Global Health Careers page

Post-Bachelor Fellowships Post-Graduate Fellowships (medical) Post-Graduate Fellowships (non-medical) Jobs & Careers
  • Global Jobs: US Government-sponsored job posting database for positions at NGOs, thank tanks, government, and the private sector

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