What is GHAW?
Our Mission: The 2nd annual Global Health Awareness Week is an initiative to increase awareness and collaboration in global public health. Presented by the USC Keck School of Medicine, the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, and the Global Health Review, Global Health Awareness Week is an effort to introduce students, professionals, and the academic community across all sectors to new opportunities and insights into the field of global public health.
Who is GHAW?
On behalf of the USC-UCLA Global Health Awareness Week Planning Committee, we welcome you to this exciting week of events! As public health, medical, and allied health professional students located in one of the most richly diverse regions in the United States, we recognize an urgent need to raise awareness on global health issues and to pursue solutions and raise awareness within our classrooms, hospitals, and communities. The Global Health Review, USC Keck School of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Public Health, the USC Institute of Global Health, UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health and UCLA Art & Global Health Center have united to engage students, clinicians, health professionals and the public in a week-long series of activities that highlight health issues in a global context.
Why Urbanization & Health?
Global Health Awareness Week (GHAW) is a collaboration between USC and UCLA to raise consciousness about the most pressing global issues through education, advocacy, innovation, facilitating action, and forging partnerships between students, health professionals and the broader community. We aim to engage students, clinicians, health professionals and the public in a week-long series of activities that highlight health issues in a global context. Global Health Awareness Week 2010 will focus on Urbanization and Health in different regions of the world in recognition of World Health Day and the World Health Organization’s 2010 global health campaign, “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives”.