Spotlight on Global Health


The Spotlight on Global Health highlights the important work and accomplishments of Brown students and faculty.

Recent News

April 25, 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

In an effort to support rescue efforts in Nepal, we are collecting donations through Brown's  Global Heath Initiative (GHI) Fund for Nepal.  These donations will provide support for projects that are developed in partnership with local organizations, with a focus on Nepal’s long-term reconstruction. The GHI-supported projects will build on research conducted by Brown faculty and students.  Your contribution to the recovery will aid in a systematic and structural process to take place over the long term. 

See the article on the Nepalense earthquake shelter built outside the Watson Institute. For more information on coordinated efforts in response to the earthquake, please visit

Make a donation online through Giving to Brown or via check.

Checks can be made out to Brown University with the designation “GHI Fund for Nepal”, and sent to:
Brown University
Gift Cashier
Box 1877
Providence, RI 02912 USA

GlobalMed and Kenyan U-Tena: How Art Addresses Health

In April 2015, GlobalMed teamed up with Kenyan U-Tena to hold the "Intersction of Art, Health and Social Justice." The event focused on art as a means to understand health concerns.

All attendees were encouraged to participate in a wide range of activites from molding wired figures to poetry and dance. This was the first time U-Tena performed at Brown.

Read more about this story from The Brown Daily Herald article at

Learn more about the event from the Brown GlobalMed Facebook page at