Global Health Program

The Global Health Program (GHP), formerly known as the International Health Program (IHP), at West Virginia University was established in 1991 as an interdisciplinary program at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Under the directorship of Melanie A. Fisher, MD, MSc, the GHP is composed of faculty, students, and staff who are interested in global health. The program is student-centered and its major activities promote education of students and all health professionals in global health.

Major activities of the Global Health Program (GHP) include providing opportunities for WVU students to have rotations in medicine and public health in developing countries and a variety of global settings. The GHP at WVU also provides the annual course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health (Tropical Medicine Course) for health care professionals every summer. This course is approved by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The GHP welcomes participation of all health professions students including those in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health, as well as faculty and staff from the Health Sciences Center in order to promote interest and service in global health.